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Cocco, Sean
Watching Vesuvius : a history of science and culture in early modern Italy / Sean Cocco
Alternate Title History of science and culture in early modern Italy
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013 [i.e. 2012], ©2013
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 4th Floor  QE523.V5 C63 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Vesuvius (Italy) -- History -- 17th century
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 1631
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Research -- Italy -- History
Subject(s) Volcanism -- Social aspects -- Italy -- Naples
Volcanism -- Italy -- Naples -- Influence
Science -- Italy -- Naples -- History -- 17th century
Subject Naples (Italy) -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Naples (Italy) -- History -- 1503-1734
Physical Description xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-305) and index
Contents Introduction : Vesuvius in the view south -- Approaches : humanists, naturalists, and Vesuvius in the late Renaissance -- Marvelous excesses : the eruption of 1631 -- Histories of ignition : from historia to causa -- Contesting Vesuvius : discordant meanings in the context of revolt -- On the face of this earth : Vesuvius and its kind -- Watching and philosophizing : from controversy to cosmopolitanism -- Formed by explosion : geology in the Neapolitan picturesque -- Conclusion: returns to the past

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