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Ferdinand Verbiest and Jesuit science in 17th century China : an annotated edition and translation of the Constantinople manuscript (1676). [Xinzhi yixiang tu 新製儀象圖]
AuthorGolvers, Noël
Nikolaidēs, E. (Efthymios)
Ferdinand Verbiest Institute
Kentro Neoellēnikōn Ereunōn. Κέντρο Νεοελληνικών Ερευνών (Ethnikon Hidryma Ereunōn)
Verbiest, Ferdinand 南懷仁, 1623-1688
Pub. LocationLeuvenPublisherFerdinand Verbiest Institute, K.U. Leuven
Date2009Phys. Desc.382 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + pdf
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberQB36.V46 G65 2009
Ferdinand Verbiest and Jesuit science in 17th century China : an annotated edition and translation of the Constantinople manuscript (1676) / Noël Golvers and Efthymios Nicolaidis.
Jointly published: Athens : Institute for Neohellenic Research ; Leuven : Ferdinand Verbiest Institute.
In English and Latin.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-378) and index.

"This book contains two manuscript texts of Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. (1623-1688), written in 1676 in Beijing to the attention of the Russian tsar, and brought by the legate Nicolas Spathary Milescu to Moscow. Both texts represent the oldest layer of the Astronomia Europaea corpus, and were until recently forgotten. Their recent discovery was in the form of a manuscript copy, which Chysanthos Notaras had made them in Moscow in 1693. The manuscripts have since then been kept in library of the Metochion of the patriarchate of Jerusalem in Constantinople. In this publication, the authors are reconstituting the Latin text, translating it in English and annotating it. In the Introduction, the manuscripts are situated within the corpus of Verbiest's Latin writings, and are depicted both the parts that were afterwards re-cycled in the well-known Compendium Latinum and Astronomia Europaea edition (Dilingen, 1687), and those that were eventually omitted. Moreover, the story of the Moscow manuscript, and especially that of its Constantinopolitan copy - until now the only remaining testimonium of it - is traced. This description also reveals an until now unknown reception of 17th century Jesuit astronomy, mechanics and physics in post-Byzantine Russia and South-Eastern Europe."--Publisher's description.

Local access dig.pdf. [Golvers-verbiest Jesuit science.pdf]

Subject(s)Verbiest, Ferdinand 南怀仁, 1623-1688
Milescu, Nicolae (Nikolaĭ Gavrilovich Spafari Milesku), 1636-1708
Jesuits--China--History--17th century
Astronomy--China--History--17th century
Astronomers--China--History--17th century
Verbiest, Ferdinand 南懷仁, 1623-1688. Xinzhi yixiang tu 新製儀象圖
Astronomical instruments--China--History--Construction and operation
Beijing Guanxiangtai 北京觀象台--History--Sources
Astronomical observatories--China--Beijing--Sources
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in astronomy
SeriesLeuven Chinese studies ; 19
Sources of modern Greek literature and learning ; 108
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish, Latin
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #17375