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By Margret Schuchard

Bernhard Varenius' books stimulated the historical past of technological know-how in this kind of manner that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the nice all observed him. Varenius wrote the 1st entire description of Japan (Descriptio regni Japoniae, 1649) from a ecu standpoint, solely in response to a variety of resources. however the influence of his Geographia generalis (1650) explains his score one of the founding fathers of geography as a technological know-how. He referred to as 'general' geography a department of (applied) arithmetic which doesn't take care of nearby specifics. The contributions during this ebook specialise in his multi-faceted paintings, the impact of his books and the tragically brief lifetime of this younger polymath from Germany who benefited from the intellectually stimulating milieu of Leiden and Amsterdam. members comprise: Horst Walter Blanke, Reinhard Duchting, Klaus Lehmann, Robert Mayhew, Sandra Rebok, Folker Reichert, Frank Richter, Margret Schuchard, Denis J.B. Shaw, Ulrich Staffhorst, Johann Anselm Steiger, Rienk H. Vermij, and Ernst-Christian Volkmann.

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Jedidiah Morse, particularly interested in special geography, spread Varenius’ ideas, and Jefferson is also bound to have come across them. Schuchard and Rebok explore the inÁuence of Varenius on Jefferson and Humboldt. Jefferson was very knowledgeable about geographical questions, and both his Notes on the State of Virginia and his preparation of the Lewis and Clark expedition are mile stones in the development of the discipline. Humboldt met Jefferson in person after his explorations in Spanish America.

7 Krummacher 1976 u. 1964, van Ingen. 8 Vgl. Bibliographia Gerhardina. 9 Vgl. zur bislang zu wenig bearbeiteten Frage, welche Bücher Gegenstand des Studiums und der Lektüre von Pfarrern gewesen sind, die instruktive Untersuchung von Ernst Koch. Bei den von ihm untersuchten Quellen rangiert Arndt allerdings ‘nur’ an dritter Stelle hinter Johann Gerhard und Christian Scriver (290f ). 10 So schon Wallmann 1980: 18. 11 Dazu Greschat, Müller-Mees, Peil 1977 u. 1978, Schilling. 4 30 johann anselm steiger sei oder außerhalb derselben.

7 Krummacher 1976 u. 1964, van Ingen. 8 Vgl. Bibliographia Gerhardina. 9 Vgl. zur bislang zu wenig bearbeiteten Frage, welche Bücher Gegenstand des Studiums und der Lektüre von Pfarrern gewesen sind, die instruktive Untersuchung von Ernst Koch. Bei den von ihm untersuchten Quellen rangiert Arndt allerdings ‘nur’ an dritter Stelle hinter Johann Gerhard und Christian Scriver (290f ). 10 So schon Wallmann 1980: 18. 11 Dazu Greschat, Müller-Mees, Peil 1977 u. 1978, Schilling. 4 30 johann anselm steiger sei oder außerhalb derselben.

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