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Allegory of the reconceptualization of knowledge in various fields as a consequence of the globalization of knowledge in the seventeenth century. Frontispiece of the Jesuit Heinrich Scherer's work on the four-fold crisis in geography, 1710. Original source owned by MPIWG Library.

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