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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703)
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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba


This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian John Wallis (1616–1703). It covers the period 1660 to September 1668 and thus some of the most decisive years of political and scientific reorganization in England during that century. The volume begins shortly before the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and witnesses the emergence of the Royal Society from scientific circles, which had existed earlier in London and Oxford. Wallis's involvement ... More

Keywords: restoration of the monarchy, Gresham College, Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions, Henry Oldenburg, theology, mathematics, University of Oxford, Keeper of the Archives, University of Cambridge, Savilian professorship, geometry, Macclesfield Collection, scientific correspondence, scientific controversies, cryptanalysis, astronomy, mechanics, experimental philosophy, language teaching, deaf-mute, hypothesis on tides

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198566014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Beeley, author
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster

Christoph Scriba, author
Professor Emeritus, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
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