Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England
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Penelope Gouk argues that changing musical practice in 16th-century Europe affected 17th-century English thought on science and magic. Her study shows how scientific experiments & method finally pushed the idea of natural magic to one side.
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/1999
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Disciplinary Geographies: Categories, boundaries and margins|
|Social Geographies: Patterns of patronage, education and practice|
|Intellectual Geographies: Music, natural magic and their relationship to experimental philosophy|
|Instruments: Music represented|
|Musical Acoustics: From Bacon to the Royal Society|
|Robert Hooke: Natural magician, experimental philosopher|
|Isaac Newton: Pythagorean magus|
|Epilogue the Making of Music and the Making of Science: Where did natural magic go?|
|Key sources from antiquity to c. 1700|