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Peiresc's Mediterranean world, Peter N. Miller

Label
Peiresc's Mediterranean world
Title
Peiresc's Mediterranean world
Statement of responsibility
Peter N. Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Antiquarian, lawyer, and cat lover Nicolas Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637), was a 'prince' of the Republic of Letters and the most gifted French intellectual in the generation between Montaigne and Descartes. From Peiresc's study in Aix-en-Provence, his insatiable curiosity poured forth in thousands of letters that traveled the Mediterranean, seeking knowledge of matters mundane and exotic--travel times and insurance premiums, rare manuscripts and objects from the Orient. Mining the remarkable 70,000-page archive of this Provençal humanist and polymath, Peter N. Miller recovers a lost Mediterranean world of the early seventeenth century that was dominated by the sea: the ceaseless activity of merchants, customs officials, and ships' captains at the center of Europe's sprawling maritime networks. Peiresc's Mediterranean World reconstructs the web of connections that linked the bustling port city of Marseille to destinations throughout the Western Mediterranean, North Africa, the Levant, and beyond. As Miller also makes clear, Peiresc's mastery of practical details and his collaboration with local traders and fixers as well as scholars, sheds new light on the structure of knowledge-making in the age of Bacon, Galileo, and Rubens. Miller shows that Peiresc's pursuit of Oriental studies, for example, depended crucially on his abilities as a man of action. Exploring the historian's craft today against the backdrop of Peiresc's diverse research activities, Peiresc's Mediterranean World suggests new possibilities for scholarship on the past, but also for the relationship between the writing of history and its readers"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Peter N.
Dewey number
909.09/8220507202
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DE96
LC item number
.M56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peiresc, Nicolas Claude Fabri de
  • Intellectuals
  • Humanists
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Marseille (France)
  • Mediterranean Region
  • France
Label
Peiresc's Mediterranean world, Peter N. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223116584708
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
Contents
Algiers, June 1932 -- Marseille-Aix -- Marseille and the French Mediterranean -- Peiresc's letters -- Contingency -- Writing to the Levant 1627-1637 -- Peiresc's names, or, On reading the namescape -- The problem of detail -- The postal link -- The last mile (Mule is king) -- Marseille's merchants -- Marseille merchant families -- Financing, disbursing, reimbursing -- Sanson Napollon -- Naturalizing merchants -- North Africans in Marseille -- Northerners in the Mediterranean -- Ships' captains and patrons -- Tasks entrusted to captains -- Port practices : packaging-plague-quarantine -- Setting sail -- Merchant routes -- Mapping the Mediterranean -- Sicily -- People in motion -- Ottoman Empire news -- Time and timings -- Corsairs -- Ransoming -- End points -- Merchants as intellectual partners -- Before Statistik -- Peiresc's mixing in Cairo's consular politics -- Peiresc and travel -- Where Mediterranean meets Orient : Ethiopia, India, Yemen -- At the still point -- Appendices
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 630 pages
Isbn
9780674744066
Lccn
2014042004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163914
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 893709490
  • (OCoLC)893709490
Label
Peiresc's Mediterranean world, Peter N. Miller
Publication
Bar code
31223116584708
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
Contents
Algiers, June 1932 -- Marseille-Aix -- Marseille and the French Mediterranean -- Peiresc's letters -- Contingency -- Writing to the Levant 1627-1637 -- Peiresc's names, or, On reading the namescape -- The problem of detail -- The postal link -- The last mile (Mule is king) -- Marseille's merchants -- Marseille merchant families -- Financing, disbursing, reimbursing -- Sanson Napollon -- Naturalizing merchants -- North Africans in Marseille -- Northerners in the Mediterranean -- Ships' captains and patrons -- Tasks entrusted to captains -- Port practices : packaging-plague-quarantine -- Setting sail -- Merchant routes -- Mapping the Mediterranean -- Sicily -- People in motion -- Ottoman Empire news -- Time and timings -- Corsairs -- Ransoming -- End points -- Merchants as intellectual partners -- Before Statistik -- Peiresc's mixing in Cairo's consular politics -- Peiresc and travel -- Where Mediterranean meets Orient : Ethiopia, India, Yemen -- At the still point -- Appendices
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 630 pages
Isbn
9780674744066
Lccn
2014042004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163914
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 893709490
  • (OCoLC)893709490

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