The Resource Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England, Penelope Gouk

Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England, Penelope Gouk

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Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England
Title
Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Gouk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The role of natural magic in the rise of seventeenth-century experimental science has been the subject of lively controversy for several decades. Now Penelope Gouk introduces a new element into the debate: how music mediated between these two domains. Arguing that changing musical practice in sixteenth-century Europe affected seventeenth-century English thought on science and magic, she maps the various relationships among these apparently separate disciplines. Gouk explores these relationships in several ways. She adopts the methods of social geography to discuss the disciplinary, social and intellectual overlapping of music, science and natural magic. She gives a historical account of the emergence of acoustics in English science, the harmonically based physics of Robert Hooke and the position of harmonics within Newton's transformation of natural philosophy. And she provides a gallery of images in which contemporary representations of instruments, practices and concepts demonstrate the way in which musical models informed and transformed those of natural philosophy. Gouk shows that as the occult features of music became subject to the new science of experimentation, and as their causes became evident, so natural magic was pushed outside the realms of scientific discourse."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gouk, Penelope
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.G66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
ML 3800
NLM item number
G693m 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music and science
  • Music and magic
  • Music
  • Acoustics
  • Esthetics
  • Magic
  • Science
  • Magic
  • Music
  • Science
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musique et sciences
  • Musique et magie
  • Music
  • Music and magic
  • Music and science
  • Music
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Magie
  • Muziek
  • England
Label
Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England, Penelope Gouk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Warburg Institute, University of London, 1982) originally with title: Music in the natural philosophy of the early Royal Society
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) 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
Contents
pt. 1. Geographies. Disciplinary geographies: categories, boundaries and margins ; Social geographies: patterns of patronage, education and practice ; Intellectual geographies: music, natural magic and their relationship to experimental philosophy -- pt. 2. Gallery. Instruments: music represented -- pt. 3. Narratives. Musical acoustics: from Bacon to the Royal Society ; Robert Hooke: natural magician, experimental philosopher ; Isaac Newton: Pythagorean magus ; Epilogue: the making of music and the making of science: where did natural magic go? -- Appendix: key sources from antiquity to c. 1700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300073836
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99061811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40927065
  • (OCoLC)ocm40927065
Label
Music, science and natural magic in seventeenth-century England, Penelope Gouk
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Warburg Institute, University of London, 1982) originally with title: Music in the natural philosophy of the early Royal Society
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) 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
Contents
pt. 1. Geographies. Disciplinary geographies: categories, boundaries and margins ; Social geographies: patterns of patronage, education and practice ; Intellectual geographies: music, natural magic and their relationship to experimental philosophy -- pt. 2. Gallery. Instruments: music represented -- pt. 3. Narratives. Musical acoustics: from Bacon to the Royal Society ; Robert Hooke: natural magician, experimental philosopher ; Isaac Newton: Pythagorean magus ; Epilogue: the making of music and the making of science: where did natural magic go? -- Appendix: key sources from antiquity to c. 1700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300073836
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99061811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40927065
  • (OCoLC)ocm40927065

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