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Science in Europe, 1500-1800 : a secondary sources reader

Author: Malcolm Oster
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
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The Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries began the process that led to modern science, both building on and challenging the classical world's natural philosophies.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Oster
ISBN: 0333970055 9780333970058 0333970063 9780333970065
OCLC Number: 47221932
Description: xii, 307 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Europe's Awakening --
The rise of early modern science / T. Huff --
Situating Arabic science / A.I. Sabra --
When did modern science begin? / E. Grant --
Copernicus and his Revolution --
Proof, poetics and patronage / R.S. Westman --
The Spread of Copernicanism in Northern Europe --
The Copernicans and the churches / R.S. Westman --
Reformation theology and the mechanistic conception of nature / G. Deason --
Puritanism, separatism and science Crisis in Italy / C. Webster --
Galileo as court philosopher / M. Biagioli --
Patronage and scientific identity in late-Renaissance Italy Iberian Science: Navigation, Empire and Counter-Reformation / W. Eamon --
Paracelsian influence in Spain / J.-M. Lopez Pifiero --
Censorship and the inquisitorial mind / V. Pinto --
The Inquisition and Spanish intellectual life / H. Kamen --
Science from the Earth in Central Europe --
Science in the courts of German princes / B. Moran --
Humanism and chemistry in Agricola's metallurgical writings / M. Beretta --
Paracelsian prophecy and natural magic / C. Webster --
Rudolf II and the Prague court / P. Findlen. French Science in the Seventeenth Century --
Catholicism and early modern science / W. Ashworth --
Science in Seventeenth-Century England --
Harvey and blood circulation / A. Cunningham --
The invisible world of the microscope / C. Wilson --
Boyle's house of experiment / S. Shapin --
Making experimental knowledge / S. Schaffer and S. Shapin --
Boyle as alchemist / L. Principe --
The 'Principia': Newton's authorial role / R. Iliffe --
Newton: philosopher by fire / B.J. Dobbs. Scientific Academies across Europe --
Princely patronage of the Accademia del Cimento / M. Biagioli --
The usefulness of science in seventeenth-century England / M. Hunter --
Apologetics and ideology in Sprat's 'History' / P.B. Wood --
Scientific utility at the Academie Royale des Sciences / A. Stroup --
The Reception of Newtonianism across Europe --
The selling of Newton / L. Stewart --
Newtonianism / S. Schaffer --
Religious utility of science / J. Brooke. Science in the Scottish Enlightenment --
University science in eighteenth-century Scotland / P. Wood --
Hutton and the history of geology / D. Dean --
Cullen on the usefulness of chemistry / J.V. Golinski --
Science on the Fringe of Europe: Eighteenth-Century Sweden --
Linnaeus and the systematisation of botany / S. Lindroth --
Science in Orthodox Europe --
The Ottoman view of Western science and technology / B. Lewis --
Russia's contribution to science in the eighteenth century / J. Scott-Carver --
The early St Petersburg Academy of Sciences / M.D. Gordin. Establishing Science in Eighteenth-Century Europe --
Chemistry's rise in status / C. Meinel --
The origins of Werner's geological theory / A.M. Ospovat --
Scientific forestry management in Germany / H. Lowood --
The Chemical Revolution --
Lavoisier's chemical revolution / C. Perrin --
Nationalism in eighteenth-century German chemistry / H.G. Schneider --
Styles of science in French and British chemistry / M. Crosland --
Priestley's American period / M. Conlin --
Conclusions --
Historiography and the Scientific Revolution / R. Porter --
Telling stories: the Scientific Revolution / S. Shapin --
The Scientific Revolution and conceptions of identity / M. Jacob.
Responsibility: edited by Malcolm Oster.
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