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Author Buchwald, Jed Z., author.

Title Newton and the origin of civilization / Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold.

Publication Info. Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 528 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-514) and index.
Contents Troubled Senses -- Troubled Numbers -- Erudition and Chronology in Seventeenth-Century England -- Isaac Newton on Prophecies and Idolatry -- Aberrant Numbers : The Propagation of Mankind before and after the Deluge -- Newtonian History -- Text and Testimony -- Interpreting Words -- Publication and Reaction -- The War on Newton in England -- The War on Newton in France -- The Demise of Chronology -- Evidence and History -- Appendix A: Signs, Conventions, Dating, and Definitions -- Appendix B: Newton's Computational Methods -- Appendix C: Commented Extracts from Newton's MS Calculations -- Appendix D: Placing Colures on the Original Star Globe -- Appendix E: Hesiod, Thales, and Stellar Risings and Settings.
Note Print version record.
Summary Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically revised timeline for ancient civilizations, contracting Greek history by five hundred years and Egypt's by a millennium. Newton and the Origin of Civilization tells the story of how one of the most celebrated figures in the history of mathematics, optics, and mechanics came to apply his unique ways of thinking to problems of history, theology, and mythology, and of how his radical ideas produced an uproar that reverberated in Europe's learned circles throughout the eighteenth century and beyond.
Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Philosophy.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Public opinion.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Chronology of ancient kingdoms amended.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. (OCoLC)fst01801333
Chronology of ancient kingdoms amended (Newton, Isaac) (OCoLC)fst01800716
Scientists -- England -- Biography.
Philosophers -- England -- Biography.
Chronology, Historical -- History -- 17th century.
Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Public opinion -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Energy.
SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- General.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 18th Century.
Chronology, Historical. (OCoLC)fst00860207
Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00862953
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Philosophers. (OCoLC)fst01060746
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01082785
Scientists. (OCoLC)fst01108895
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Feingold, Mordechai.
Other Form: Print version: Buchwald, Jed Z. Newton and the origin of civilization. Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2013 9780691154787 (DLC) 2012024733 (OCoLC)792880975
ISBN 9781400845187 (electronic bk.)
1400845181 (electronic bk.)
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