The Resource Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730 : the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso, John Stoye

Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730 : the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso, John Stoye

Label
Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730 : the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso
Title
Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730
Title remainder
the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso
Statement of responsibility
John Stoye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Count Luigi Marsigli (1658-1730) was a nobleman, Habsburg general, emissary of Popes, scientist, and patron of arts and letters. His fascinating life and activities - recounted here for the first time by the eminent historian John Stoye - illuminate the many worlds of European civilization during this important period. Born in Bologna, Marsigli travelled throughout Europe from Istanbul to London, but spent much of his time in the Balkan countries and the lands south of the Danube. Stoye follows the Count through the Habsburg Empire, mapping the terrain, determining boundary lines, and participating in a train of events with a crucial impact on Bosnia and Croatia today. He shows how Marsigli pursued his varied interests, classifying mushrooms, finding geological specimens, describing Roman ruins, studying marine biology and making his place in the increasingly scientific community of the early Enlightenment. Stoye tells how Marsigli, founder of an observatory and museum in Bologna, was welcomed by academies and scientific societies throughout Europe, revealing that the interest in science and antiquity transcended national boundaries during this period. Through the activities of the Count, he sheds light on the complexities of European social, political and military life, and the contrast between conditions of war and peace in the phases of European history. Brilliantly narrated by one of the best-known authorities on the era, this account of Marsigli's life is an engrossing and highly entertaining story
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoye, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D274.M37
LC item number
S88 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marsili, Luigi Ferdinando
  • Marsili, Luigi Ferdinando
  • Marsili, Luigi Ferdinando
  • Marsili, Luigi Ferdinando
  • Marsili, Luigi Ferdinando
  • Generals
  • Scientists
  • Biographies (Biography)
  • Generals
  • Intellectual life
  • Scientists
  • Habsburgse Huis
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Europe
  • Bologna (Italy)
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Europa
Label
Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730 : the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso, John Stoye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780300055429
Lccn
93024053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28257287
  • (OCoLC)ocm28257287
Label
Marsigli's Europe, 1680-1730 : the life and times of Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli, soldier and virtuoso, John Stoye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780300055429
Lccn
93024053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28257287
  • (OCoLC)ocm28257287

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