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Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703)


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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Editorial principles and abbreviations
3: Correspondence
4: Biographies of correspondents
5: List of manuscripts

About the Author

Philip Beeley is Research Fellow in the Faculty of History and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He has held teaching and research posts at the Technical University Berlin, and at the universities of Hamburg and Münster, where he was associate editor of the Academy Edition of Leibniz's philosophical writings.
; Christoph J. Scriba is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hamburg. After teaching for some years at universities in the USA and Toronto, and holding a research fellowship in Oxford, he became professor for the history of science at the Technical University Berlin (1969-1975) and University of Hamburg (1975-1995).


`colourfully illustrate[s] the early establishment of Wallis's university'
William J. Bulman, Archives
`This is a first rate edition and a major scholarly accomplishment. The Correspondence of John Wallis is a trove for the historian of seventeenth century social and scientific life ... This edition is a must for every library and for every scholar whose interests touch upon the seventeenth century.'
Paolo Mancosu, Studia Leibnitiana
`Review from following volumes A major work of scholarly editing.'
Noel Malcolm Intellectual History Review
`Review from following volumes When completed, this edition of the correspondence will be an essential reference for anyone interested in the intellectual history of the period.'
F. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews
`Review from following volumes Reading these letters enriches our understanding of the intellectual and academic community of the day. One can only welcome a publication that makes primary sources readily available to scholars and students alike. The meticulous care with which these volumes have been produced deserves considerable praise.'
Margaret J. Osler, Isis

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