Five Unknown Items from the Correspondence of Marin Mersenne

Malcolm, Noel
April 2006
Seventeenth Century;Spring2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p73
Academic Journal
The article discusses the correspondence of Marin Mersenne. Mersenne was a friar, mathematician, natural philosopher, musicologist and all-round "intelligencer." He played an essential part in the intellectual life of early seventeenth-century Europe. He had a seventeen-volume correspondence published in Paris between 1933 and 1988, which symbolized the labours of various outstanding scholars.


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