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Johannes Hevelius, Peter Crüger
Correspondence with Peter Crüger

M. Choptiany (ed.)
approx. 300 p., 20 b/w ill., 3 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-56665-8
Languages: English, Latin
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Critical edition and translation of epistolary exchange between Johannes Hevelius and his Gdańsk-based mentor, Peter Crüger
This volume brings together a study and a critical edition and English translation of correspondence between Johannes Hevelius and his teacher at Gymnasium Academicum in Gdańsk, Peter Crüger (1580-1639). This relatively small collection of letters, all of them written during Hevelius's academic trip to Leiden, Paris and London between 1630 and 1632, sheds light on the formation of young astronomer's scholarly workshop and documents the process of shaping of his future scientific interests. A study of this epistolary exchange provides new light on the working methods and development of ideas of Peter Crüger, a relatively understudied figure on the map of the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters, whose activity at Gdańsk Gymnasium was crucial for the rise of both, theoretical and practical astronomy in this intellectual centre.
Michał Choptiany holds PhD in the history of rhetoric from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (2013) and is an assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of 'Artes Liberales' of the University of Warsaw. His research interests include history of early modern intellectual history, academic editing, history of the book and reading. He is currently working on a number of studies related to late medieval and early modern debates on calendar reform and scientific chronology.
Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
List of illustrations
List of tables
Peter Crüger: A Portrait of a Gdańsk-Based Astronomer
Crüger and Hevelius: An Analysis of Correspondence
Edition Rules
Letters of Hevelius and Crüger – critical edition of Latin text
Letters of Hevelius and Crüger – English translation with commentary

Appendix: Books from Peter Crüger's library owned by Johannes Hevelius. An annotated census
Interest Classification:
Sciences & Technology
Science
History of Science

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