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dc.contributor.authorOosterhoff, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T09:40:17Z
dc.date.available2016-11-22T09:40:17Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.issn0394-7394
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261247
dc.description.abstractIn the 1520s, Oronce Fine addressed a “republic of mathematics.” The term captured Fine’s goals for an emerging discipline. Fine, the first professor of mathematics of the $\textit{Collège Royal}$ in Paris (est. 1530), turned to the language of $\textit{amicitia}$ and scholarly love to make space in the Republic of Letters for mathematics. Such language drew on an ethics of scholarly love which animated his predecessors in Paris, the circle of Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples. This article considers Fine and his colleagues’ efforts to imagine a public—and so reimagine a discipline—using the language of love in the letters, poems, and other paratexts that layered the technical books he authored. The vantage point of mathematical studies shows how practitioners could use the notion of $\textit{amateur}$ to garner support for their discipline while levelling social distinctions.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrill
dc.subjectOronce Fineen
dc.subjectmathematicsen
dc.subject$\textit{amicitia}$en
dc.titleLovers in Paratexts: Oronce Fine’s Republic of Mathematicsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by Brill.en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameJournal of the Material and Visual History of Scienceen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6419
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-09-27en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016en
dc.contributor.orcidOosterhoff, Richard [0000-0001-5419-7644]
dc.identifier.eissn2210-5875
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (617391)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-11-24


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