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Gender and scientific discourse in early modern culture

Author: Kathleen P Long
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Series: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
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In the wake of new interest in alchemy as more significant than a bizarre aberration in rational Western European culture, this collection examines both alchemical and medical discourses in the larger context of early modern Europe. This volume investigates issues of gender and scientific discourse as a starting point for a broader discussion of early modern scientific subcultures and their relationship to the  Read more...
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Gender and scientific discourse in early modern culture.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010
(DLC) 2010018927
(OCoLC)633137996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen P Long
ISBN: 9780754697633 0754697630 9781317130567 1317130561
OCLC Number: 754773649
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Pico, Paracelsus and Dee : the magical measure of human perfectibility / Elliott M. Simon --
Guillaume Postel, the Shechinah and the feminine principle / Alain Ekorong --
Odd bodies : reviewing corporeal difference in early modern alchemy / Kathleen Long --
Put out of her course : images of the monstrous in de Bry's Illustrations of Atalanta fugiens and the America / Sean Teuton --
The animal within : chivalry, monstrosity and gender in Renaissance Spain / Simone Pinet --
Experiments with alchemy : Caterina Sforza in early modern scientific culture / Meredith K. Ray --
Madame de la Martinville, Quercitan's daughter and the philosopher's stone : manuscript representations of women alchemists / Penny Bayer --
Women and chymistry in early modern England : the Manuscript receipt book (c. 1616) of Sarah Wigges / Jayne Archer --
Cats on a windowsill-an alchemical study of Marie de Gournay / Dorothea Heitsch --
Whither childbearing : gender, status and the professionalization of medicine in early modern France / Bridgette Sheridan --
Touching and telling : gendered variations on a gynecological theme / Kirk D. Read.
Series Title: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen P. Long.

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