Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/8166
Authors: Castelli, V. 
Title: Electric Soldani. Fashionable earthquake theories in late eighteenth century Tuscany
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: 2/(2010)
DOI: 10.4081/458
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/8166
Keywords: History of Science
Siena
Historical seismology
Tuscany
Ambrogio Soldani
Subject Classification05. General::05.09. Miscellaneous::05.09.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: In the second half of the eighteenth century, earthquakes had become a very controversial subject. An on-going debate about what exactly it was that caused earthquakes to happen had split the international scientific community into the two warring factions of the Firists and the Electricists. This is the story of a Sienese Electricist and his unwitting contribution to the building up of the Italian earthquake catalogue.
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