Measurer of All Things: John Greaves (1602-1652), the Great Pyramid, and Early Modern Metrology

  title={Measurer of All Things: John Greaves (1602-1652), the Great Pyramid, and Early Modern Metrology},
  author={Zur Shalev},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={555 - 575}
  • Zur Shalev
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
Writing from Istanbul to Peter Turner, one of his colleagues at Merton College, Oxford, John Greaves was deeply worried: Onley I wonder that in so long time since I left England I should neither have received my brasse quadrant which I left to be finished for my journey thither, nor any notice of it [...]. I agreed with mr. Allen upon price and the time that he should finish it, if he hath failed me he hath done me the greatest injury that can be.' A great injury indeed, because Greaves's… Expand
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