[Milton-L] Symposium

John Geraghty johnegeraghty at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 25 02:17:02 EST 2010

I'm not sure if it has been discussed on the list before, but Alexander Gill
the Elder once offered his services as a tutor to the Emperor of Morocco.

His intention, if I remember right, was to bring his entire family and,
among other things, asked that a suitable house be provided for them.

I wish I could remember more detail of the letter or forward you the
contents. I'm in Alexandria VA for a few years and don't have access to most
of my books.

It can be found in:

Danielsson, B. / Gabrielson, A. (eds) 1972. Alexander Gill's Logonomia
Anglica (1619), Part II: Biographical and Bibliographical Introductions,
Translation and Notes. Stockholm: Almqvist / Wiksell.

Maybe something to look into if you have not done so already.  The only ref.
I can find online is the following:

In 1609 Gill applied for a post with the Emperor of Morocco, offering his
services in arithmetic. geometry, astronomy, cosmography, gubematics and
gnomics, all subjects he had been instructed In 'from early youth'. By this
date Gill was also deeply immersed in alchemy and the Cabala, and included
the physicians Peter Turner and Francis Anthony among his friends."


I hope the link comes through OK.

Amazon info is:
The Mathematician's Apprenticeship: Science, Universities and Society in
England 1560-1640
# Hardcover: 256 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 30, 1984)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0521251338
# ISBN-13: 978-0521251334


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[mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of Ng, Su Fang
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 9:54 PM
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Subject: [Milton-L] Symposium

Dear colleagues,

I hope it is not inappropriate to advertise a symposium on early modern
Anglo-Islamic contacts on the Milton list (as there has been some interest
of late in Milton's relation to Islam).

I would like call your attention to a one-day symposium on "Seaborne
Renaissance: Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity" to be held at
the Harry Ransom Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin
on February 6, 2010 (a Saturday).  We will have a full day of
interdisciplinary talks in the exciting area of early modern global studies
and would be delighted if you could join us.

Further details can be found on the website of the UT Department of English:

We would also be very grateful if you would forward this announcement to any
interested colleagues or students.  Thank you very much.

Su Fang Ng
ngsf at ou.edu
2009-10 Harrington Faculty Fellow, Department of English, University of
Texas at Austin Associate Professor, Department of English, University of
Oklahoma, Norman

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