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The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis

The Scientific Enterprise in Early Modern Europe: Readings from Isis (New)

by Dear, Peter (ed)

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780226139470, 0226139476


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This collection brings together thirteen articles on early modern Western science, each representing an important contribution to the ways in which the scientific revolution is regarded today. The anthology features classic and prize-winning articles by renowned scholars, including:

  • "Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society," by Peter Dear;
  • "The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory," by Robert S. Westman;
  • "Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science," by Owen Hannaway;
  • "Geography as Self-Definition in Early Modern England," by Lesley B. Cormack;
  • "What Happened to Occult Qualities in the Scientific Revolution?" by Keith Hutchison; and
  • "Galileo, Motion, and Essences," by Margaret J. Osler.


  • "Scientific Patronage: Galileo and the Telescope," by Richard S. Westfall;
  • "The Telescope in the Seventeenth Century," by Albert Van Helden;
  • "Descartes on Refraction," by Bruce S. Eastwood;
  • "Early Seventeenth-Century Atomism," by Christoph Meinel;
  • "Robert Boyle and Structural Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century," by Thomas S. Kuhn;
  • "Newton's Alchemy and His Theory of Matter," by B. J. T. Dobbs;
  • "The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England," by Steven Shapin; and
  • "Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy," by Londa Scheibinger.

This carefully structured collection will help readers approach complex questions--involving argument and experiment, audience and agency, authority and institutions.

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Howard, Michael
Three Hands Press

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Copenhaver, Brian

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The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession--from Moses battling with Pharao...

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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
Kurlander, Eric
Yale University Press

he definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Ar...

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The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...

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Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...

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