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Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England

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ISBN-10: 0300073836

ISBN-13: 9780300073836

Edition: 1999

Authors: Penelope Gouk

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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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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
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