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Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Daniel Stolzenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A contemporary of Descartes and Newton, Athanasius Kircher, S. J. was one of Europe's most inventive and versatile scholars in the baroque era, publishing more than thirty works in fields as diverse ... More


Mathematical legacy

Francine F. Abeles

in The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198817000
eISBN:
9780191858697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817000.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter re-examines Dodgson’s achievements during his lifetime, and how some of them resurfaced in the 20th century. The chapter is divided into subject areas: geometry (including his ... More


Venice’s Department of Cryptology

Ioanna Iordanou

in Venice's Secret Service: Organizing Intelligence in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198791317
eISBN:
9780191833823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791317.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the fully fledged, state-controlled and regulated department of cryptology that the Council of Ten developed and oversaw. This was housed in the Doge’s Palace and annexed to the ... More


Epilogue: Intelligence Organization in Renaissance Venice: An Evaluation

Ioanna Iordanou

in Venice's Secret Service: Organizing Intelligence in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198791317
eISBN:
9780191833823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791317.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

To all outward appearances, Venice’s central intelligence organization operated in an effective manner. Situated at the top of the organizational hierarchy, the Ten oversaw a widespread, yet ... More


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