Duncan Liddel (1561-1613). Networks of Polymathy and the Northern European Renaissance

Pietro Omodeo (Editor), Karin Friedrich (Editor)

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The books is the product of two conferences and a tailored approach to life and work of Duncan Liddel, a medical doctor and mathematician from Aberdeen in Scotland, who built networks through his appointment at one of Germany's Protestant Humanist universities (the University of Helmstedt) at the turn of the 17th century. Through Liddel's networks the book examines the flow of ideas and cultural exchange in the early modern sciences between the British Isles and continental Europe. The conferences were funded, by the Wellcome Trust, the Herzog August Library and the University of Aberdeen's Humanities Fund, among other sources.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages321
ISBN (Electronic)9789004310667
ISBN (Print)9789004310650
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameScientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions
ISSN (Print)2352-1325


  • History of Science
  • Early Modern Europe
  • scholarship
  • networks
  • Scotland
  • Continental Europe
  • Germany
  • history of universities
  • cultural transfer


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