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Author Aspaas, Per Pippin, author.

Title Maximilian Hell (1720-92) and the ends of Jesuit science in Enlightenment Europe / Per Pippin Aspaas, László Kontler.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : BRILL, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource
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online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Jesuit studies ; 27
Jesuit studies (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 27.
Summary The Viennese Jesuit court astronomer Maximilian Hell was a nodal figure in the eighteenth-century circulation of knowledge. He was already famous by the time of his celebrated 1769 expedition for the observation of the transit of Venus in northern Scandinavia. However, the 1773 suppression of his order forced Hell to develop ingenious strategies of accommodation to changing international and domestic circumstances. Through a study of his career in local, regional, imperial, and global contexts, this book sheds new light on the complex relationship between the Enlightenment, Catholicism, administrative and academic reform in the Habsburg monarchy, and the practices and ends of cultivating science in the Republic of Letters around the end of the first era of the Society of Jesus.
Note Print version record.
Subject Hell, Miksa, 1720-1792.
Jesuits -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 18th century.
Hell, Miksa, 1720-1792. (OCoLC)fst00194768
Jesuits. (OCoLC)fst00532143
Jesuit scientists -- Austria -- Vienna.
Religion and science.
Religion and Science
Scientifiques jésuites -- Autriche -- Vienne.
Religion et sciences.
Jesuit scientists. (OCoLC)fst00982370
Education. (OCoLC)fst00902499
Religion and science. (OCoLC)fst01093848
Austria -- Vienna. (OCoLC)fst01204516
SCIENCE / History
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kontler, László, author.
Other Form: Print version: Maximilian Hell (1720-92) and the Ends of Jesuit Science in Enlightenment Europe. Leiden Boston : BRILL, 2020
ISBN 9789004416833 (electronic book)
9789004361355 (print)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004416833 doi
AU@ 000067304822

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