Jesuits and the natural sciences in modern times, 1814-2014

After their restoration of 1814, the Jesuits made significant contributions to the natural sciences, especially in the fields of astronomy, meteorology, seismology, terrestrial magnetism, mathematics, and biology. This narrative provides a history of the Jesuit institutions in which these discoverie...

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Main Author: Udías Vallina, Agustín 1935-
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2019
Series/Journal:Brill research perspectives in Jesuit studies
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Jesuits / Natural sciences / History 1814-2014
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: Udías Vallina, Agustín, 1935-: Jesuits and the natural sciences in modern times
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Summary:After their restoration of 1814, the Jesuits made significant contributions to the natural sciences, especially in the fields of astronomy, meteorology, seismology, terrestrial magnetism, mathematics, and biology. This narrative provides a history of the Jesuit institutions in which these discoveries were made, many of which were established in countries that previously had no scientific institutions whatsoever, thus generating a scientific and educational legacy that endures to this day. The article also focuses on the teaching and research that took place at Jesuit universities and secondary schools, as well as the order?s creation of a worldwide network of seventy-four astronomical and geophysical observatories where particularly important contributions were made to the fields of terrestrial magnetism, microseisms, tropical hurricanes, and botany.0
ISBN:9004394893
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/25897454-12340003