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Mapping the Republic of Letters

An intellectual map of science in the Spanish Empire, 1600-1810. Source:

Mapping the Republic of Letters. Stanford University: 2013. <>

Mapping the Republic of Letters is a digital humanities program from Stanford University’s Humanities Center in collaboration with leading international partners. It sheds light on how historical scientific networks contributed to the spread of knowledge from the age of Erasmus to the time of Franklin. Through letters, sociability, and travel this ancient spider’s web was critical to communication and criticism of thought, circulation of people, and commerce of books in the modern era.