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Ryan, W. F. (William Francis)

Overview
Works: 65 works in 173 publications in 5 languages and 3,478 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Church history  Periodicals  Bibliography  Diaries  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PG2640, 491.7321
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Most widely held works by W. F Ryan
The Oxford Russian-English dictionary by Marcus Wheeler( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential for every Russian specialist and everyone interested in the Russian language
Russian magic at the British Library : books, manuscripts, scholars, travellers by W. F Ryan( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bathhouse at midnight : an historical survey of magic and divination in Russia by W. F Ryan( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making instruments count : essays on historical scientific instruments presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, bringing together many of the established curators and historians in the field of scientific instruments and ranging widely over their interests, represents a branch of the history of science whose activity, output and significance within the discipline have blossomed in recent years. It is no longer possible to fence off a grand conceptual succession and represent this as the only essence of scientific development. Practices - in discovery, experiment, application and teaching - are integral parts of what science does and are therefore all part of what it is, and instruments were central to each of these varieties of scientific practice. The instrument historian comes in a number of guises - the scholar, the collector, the curator, the dealer - and the discipline is practised in a variety of settings. The university has very different priorities from the salesroom, the museum from the antiques fair, but the challenge of instrument history is to integrate connoisseurship, technical insight and historical sensitivity, while not neglecting the trade institutions and practices of the makers and remaining familiar with instrument populations in both the captivity of museums and the relative freedom of the market-place. This volume is presented to Gerard Turner, who has been at the forefront of promoting instrument studies in recent years. After a twenty-five-year association with the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford, a Visiting Professorship in the History of Scientific Instruments was established for him at the Imperial College, London, in 1988, from where he has been able to increase his research in this field. Gerard Turner has also been, amongst other positions in his distinguished career, the first Chairman of the Scientific Instrument Society, the President of the Royal Microscopical Society and the President of the British Society for the History of Science. In addition, he currently holds the position of Editor of the journal Annals of Science. The volume includes papers on instruments for mathematics, astronomy, navigation, horology, chemistry, physics, optics and medicine, together with studies of the instrument-making trade and reflections on the significance of such work for our understanding of the past
The Penguin Russian dictionary by W. F Ryan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Russian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk-russisk og russisk-engelsk ordbog
Pseudo-Aristotle, the Secret of secrets : sources and influences by W. F Ryan( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages : the Theology and other texts( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoglav by Stoglavyĭ sobor( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in Russian and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A union catalogue of Cyrillic manuscripts in British and Irish collections by Ralph M Cleminson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimonides' On coitus by Moses Maimonides( )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moses Maimonides' On Coitus was composed at the request of an unknown high-ranking official who asked for a regimen that would be easy to adhere to, and that would increase his sexual potency, as he had a large number of slave girls. It is safe to assume that it was popular in Jewish and non-Jewish circles, as it survives in several manuscripts, both in Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic. The present edition by Gerrit Bos contains the original Arabic text, three medieval Hebrew translations, two Latin versions from the same translation (edited by Charles Burnett), and a Slavonic translation (edited by Will Ryan and Moshe Taube)"--
Warburg Institute studies and texts by Warburg Institute( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem pilgrimage, 1099-1185 by John Wilkinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af samtidige kilder fra korstogene til Jerusalem
Bani︠a︡ v polnochʹ : istoricheskiĭ obzor magii i gadaniĭ v Rossii by W. F Ryan( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Russian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arctic Whaling Journals of William Scorseby the Younger by C. Ian Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoglav( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watchmakers and clockmakers in Russia, 1400-1850 by Valentin L Chenakal( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Panizzi lectures 2005 : Russian magic at the British Library : books, manuscripts, scholars, travellers by W. F Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific instruments in Russia from the Middle Ages to Peter the Great by W. F Ryan( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oriental Duodenary Animal Cycle in Old Russian Manuscripts by W. F Ryan( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Russell, R.A., and early lunar mapping by W. F Ryan( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bathhouse at midnight : an historical survey of magic and divination in Russia
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Russian magic at the British Library : books, manuscripts, scholars, travellersThe bathhouse at midnight : an historical survey of magic and divination in RussiaThe Penguin Russian dictionaryJerusalem pilgrimage, 1099-1185The arctic Whaling Journals of William Scorseby the YoungerThe Panizzi lectures 2005 : Russian magic at the British Library : books, manuscripts, scholars, travellers
Alternative Names
Rajan, V. F. 1937-

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Ryan, Will 1937-

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Ryan, William Francis

Ryan, William Francis 1937-

Ryan, William (William Francis), 1937-

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