Athanasius Kircher: The man who knew everything

Giorgio de Sepibusi’s illustration of Kircher guiding guests through his museum in Rome.

Newly expanded version of Joscelyn Godwin’s book uncovers a vast treasure trove of work by the Roman critic and philosopher Athanasius Kircher

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