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Laura Bassi and science in 18th Century Europe : the extraordinary life and role of Italy's pioneering female professor

Author: Monique Frize
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents the extraordinary story of a Bolognese woman of the settecento. Laura Maria Caterina Bassi (1711-1778) defended 49 Theses at the University of Bologna on April 17, 1732 and was awarded a doctoral degree on May 12 of the same year. Three weeks before her defense, she was made a member of the Academy of Sciences in Bologna. On June 27 she defended 12 additional Theses. Several of the 61 Theses were  Read more...
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Frize, Monique.
Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe : The Extraordinary Life and Role of Italy's Pioneering Female Professor.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Named Person: Laura Bassi; Laura Bassi
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Frize
ISBN: 9783642386855 3642386857 3642386849 9783642386848 1299861156 9781299861152
OCLC Number: 853263465
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: An Extraordinary Event in 1732 --
"Querelle des femmes" and Debates on the "Woman Question" --
Women in Science and Medicine in Europe Prior to the Eighteenth Century --
Laura Bassi: Her Education and Her Marriage --
The Slow Start of Laura Bassi's Scientific Career and the Bolognese Community's Response to her Work --
A Transition from the "Old" to the New Science --
Scientific Works by Laura Bassi and Giuseppe Veratti --
Laura Bassi and her Networks (1732-1745) --
Correspondence with Men in Science and Medicine (1746-1778) --
Famous Women in Science in Laura Bassi's Epoch --
After Laura Bassi: Women in Science and Health careers in Nineteenth Century Italy.
Responsibility: Monique Frize.

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