Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in Intellectual Communication

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Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie, Timothy Raylor
Cambridge University Press, May 16, 2002 - History - 396 pages
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In the crucible of intellectual change which took place in the seventeenth century, the role of Samuel Hartlib was of immense significance. As John Milton put it, he was sent 'hither by some good providence from a farre country to be the occasion and the incitement of great good to this Iland'.Hartlib (originally from Elbing) settled in England permanently from the late 1620s until his death in 1662. His aspirations formed a distinctive and influential strand in English intellectual life during those revolutionary decades. This volume reflects the variety of the theoretical and practical interests of Hartlib's circle and presents them in their continental context. The editors of the volume are all attached to the Hartlib Papers Project at the University of Sheffield, a major collaborative research effort to exploit the (largely untapped) resources of the surviving Hartlib manuscripts. In an introduction to the volume they explore the background to the Hartlib circle and provide the context in which the essays should be read. A concluding chapter describes the concurrently-published electronic edition of the Hartlib Papers.

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About the author (2002)

Mark Greengrass specializes in the history of Renaissance France. He has published on the history of the Reformation, particularly in its French context, for which he has been twice awarded the Nancy Lyman Roelker prize by the American Society for Sixteenth Century Studies. He is Professor of Early
Modern History at the University of Sheffield and is currently writing Volume V of the new Penguin History of Europe (Europe Reformed, 1517-1648).

Leslie is associate professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

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