Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England by Penelope Gouk | 9780300073836 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England

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

by Penelope Gouk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300073836

ISBN-13: 9780300073836

Pub. Date: 08/11/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

What influence did music have in the domains of natural magic and early modern experimental science? In this highly original book, Penelope Gouk argues that developments in sixteenth-century musical practices changed English thought on science and magic in the next century. Her exploration of the relationships among these apparently separate disciplines sheds new

Overview

What influence did music have in the domains of natural magic and early modern experimental science? In this highly original book, Penelope Gouk argues that developments in sixteenth-century musical practices changed English thought on science and magic in the next century. Her exploration of the relationships among these apparently separate disciplines sheds new light on the history of each.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073836
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/11/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
viii
Preface xi
PART ONE: GEOGRAPHIES
Disciplinary Geographies
3(20)
Categories, boundaries and margins
Social Geographies
23(43)
Patterns of patronage, education and practice
Intellectual Geographies
66(49)
Music, natural magic and their relationship to experimental philosophy
PART TWO: GALLERY
Instruments
115(42)
Music represented
PART THREE: NARRATIVES
Musical Acoustics
157(36)
From Bacon to the Royal Society
Robert Hooke
193(31)
Natural magician, experimental philosopher
Isaac Newton
224(37)
Pythagorean magus
Epilogue The Making of Music and the Making of Scienc
261(16)
Where did natural magic go?
Appendix: key sources from antiquity to c. 1700 277(6)
Select bibliography 283(11)
Index 294

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