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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I
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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I: (1641 - 1659)

Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba

Abstract

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly before the outbreak of the first Civil War while he was serving as a private chaplain, and ends on the eve of the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, by which time he was already an established figure within the Republic of Letters. The period covered is thus a momentous one in Wallis's life. It witnesses his election to Savilian professor of geometry at the University of Oxford in 1649 and his subsequent rise to become one of the ... More

Keywords: civil wars, Republic of Letters, mathematics, theology, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Savilian professorship, geometry, Cavalieri, Westminster Assembly of Divines, Poole's scheme, Keeper of the Archives, scientific correspondence, scientific controversies, cryptanalysis, English grammar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198510666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510666.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Beeley, author
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

Christoph J. Scriba, author
Professor Emeritus, Universität Hamburg, Germany
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