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De "wiskundeschool" van de Vlaamse jezuïeten in de eerste helft van de zeventiende eeuw: een herpositionering

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  • Angelo De Bruycker

Abstract

In 1980 Father Omer Van de Vyver drew attention to the existence of a
Jesuit "school of mathematics" in the Flemish province of the Jesuit order. In
recent years historians of science have constructed a more refined picture of
Jesuit science and Jesuit scientific teaching in the different colleges scattered
around Europe. A reappraisal of the specific conditions and underlying
motives of the inauguration of the mathematics course in the Flemish province
shows that this course cannot be reduced to a mere copy of Clavius's Academy
in Rome. Nor can the course be considered to be a straightforward implementation
of the Ratio Studiorum. The foundation and organisation of the Flemish
course of mathematics rather responded to characteristic contextual impulses.

How to Cite:

De Bruycker, A., (2004) “De "wiskundeschool" van de Vlaamse jezuïeten in de eerste helft van de zeventiende eeuw: een herpositionering”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 58, p.201-220. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v58i0.17379

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Published on
05 Jan 2004
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