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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy

Author: Meredith K Ray
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Series: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many women were at the vanguard in the era of the scientific revolution, deeply invested in empirical culture, yet their names are largely unknown. Ray's study begins with Caterina Sforza's alchemical recipes; examines the sixteenth-century vogue for "books of secrets"; and looks at narratives of science in works by Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella. It concludes with Camilla Erculiani's letters on natural
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Ray, Meredith K., 1969-
Daughters of alchemy
(DLC) 2014035683
(OCoLC)890377712
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith K Ray
ISBN: 9780674425873 0674425871
OCLC Number: 905902839
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Caterina Sforza's experiments with alchemy --
The secrets of Isabella Cortese : practical alchemy and women readers --
Scientific culture and the Renaissance querelle des femmes : moderata fonte and Lucrezia Marinella --
Scientific circles in Italy and abroad : Camilla Erculiani and Margherita Sarrochi --
Epilogue.
Series Title: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Responsibility: Meredith K. Ray.
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Meredith Ray shows that women were at the vanguard of empirical culture during the Scientific Revolution. They experimented with medicine and alchemy at home and in court, debated cosmological  Read more...

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[A] timely book.--Jennifer Rampling"Nature" (04/09/2015) This original, fascinating study brings together in one place six compelling stories of Italian women who were important players in the Read more...

 
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