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régime institution and future prime minister. Th e activity of Ceva Grimaldi is key to understanding conservative cultural and political strategies. In the 1830s, crucial years for Neapolitan modernization, he repeatedly attacked Rivera on the practices of his engineers and the usefulness of the Scuola di Applicazione. He defended the interests of the provincial elites, landowners, and private contractors, and did whatever he could to restrict the autonomy and functioning of the corps. He
as writ’: depressing the treadles in the same order in which the warp ends were threaded through the shaft s. If the warp order is 1–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–7–6–5–6–7–8, the trea- dles would be used in the order 1–2–3–4–5–6–7–8–7–6–5–6–7–8. (Th e number of shaft s must be the same as the number of treadles.) Tromp-as-writ produces a diag- onal line across the cloth, which helps the weaver remember her place in the tread- ling sequence aft er a break from work; it also has the eff ect of producing
music in the seventeenth century’, Archive for the History of Exact Sciences, 14 (1974–5), 169–218. Fend, Michael, ‘Th e changing functions of senso and ragione in Italian music theory of the late sixteenth century’, in Charles F Burnett, Michael Fend, and Penelope Gouk (eds), Th e second sense: studies in hearing and musical judgement from antiquity to the seventeenth century, Warburg Institute, 1991, 199–221. Fernandez, António, Arte de musica . . . , Lisbon, 1626. Field, Christopher D
that in the meantime general scepti- cism was growing in France, Germany, and Italy about the eff ectiveness of his methods, a scepticism which soon crept into his native Britain. Th e Newtonian legacy appeared to many as defective in two fi elds: integration and mathematical astronomy, exactly those advanced fi elds Newton boasted about as the sign of his superiority over Leibniz. Montucla’s evaluation is typical in this respect: Th e reader should not conclude that Newton resolved the
intepretative eff ort. 822 INTERACTIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS Figure 9.2.12 Heiberg’s diagram of Proposition III.13 A K E G B H Q D Z It was probably wise of ancient mathematicians not to charge diagrams with too much meaning, for one could not expect the fi gures to be copied exactly, keeping every metrical relationship between their components. By contrast, the persistence of the apparent generality of the modern editors’ fi gures may be partly due to the fact that print