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
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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Contents

Philosophical pedagogy in reformed central
29
methodological
51
escape from
75
The Unchanged Peacemaker? John Dury
95
the case
137
Samuel Hartlibs
151
Language as the product and mediator of know
162
Areopagitica intel
177
New light on Benjamin Worsleys natural philo
236
These 2 hundred years not the like published
247
The Hartlib circle and the cult and culture
281
the project
298
Hortulan affairs
321
Another epocha? Hartlib John Lanyon and
343
Appendix
357
Index
365

George Starkey and the selling of secrets
193
engineering for universal
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