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Renaissance and revolution : humanists, scholars, craftsmen, and natural philosophers in early modern Europe

Author: Judith Veronica Field; Frank A J L James
Publisher: Cambridge (GB) : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of fifteen essays on some of the problems associated with the Scientific Revolution.

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Veronica Field; Frank A J L James
ISBN: 0521434270 9780521434270 0521627540 9780521627542
OCLC Number: 468631796
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 251-272. Index.
Description: XV-291 p. : ill., jaquette ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Greek science in the sixteenth-century Renaissance / Vivian Nutton --
'With the rules of life and an enema' : Leonardo Fioravanti's medical primitivism / William Eamon --
Cutting edge of a revolution? : medicine and natural history near the shores of the North Sea / Harold J. Cook --
Science and technology during the Scientific Revolution : an empirical approach / Richard S. Westfall --
Mathematics and the craft of painting : Piero della Francesa and perspective / J.V. Field --
Johannes Hevelius and the visual language of astronomy / Mary G. Winkler and Albert Van Helden --
Mathematical sciences and military technology : the Ordnance Office in the reign of Charles II / Frances Willmoth --
Between ars and philosophia naturalis: reflections on the historiography of early modern mechanics / Alan Gabbey --
Conscience of Robert Boyle : functionalism, 'dysfunctionalism' and the task of historical understanding / Michael Hunter --
Clandestine Stoic concepts in mechanical philosophy : the problem of electrical attraction / Gad Freudenthal --
Alchemy in the Newtonian circle : personal acquaintances and the problem of the late phase of Isaac Newton's alchemy / Karen Figala and Ulrich Petzold --
Newton's subtle matter : the Opticks queries and the mechanical philosophy / R.W. Home --
Huygens's reaction to Newton's gravitational theory / Roberto De A. Martins --
Reception of Newton's Opticks in Italy / Paolo Casini --
Marsigli, Benedict XIV and the Bolognese Institute of Sciences / Giorgio Dragoni.
Responsibility: ed. and introd. by J.V. Field and Frank A.J.L. James.
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