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Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age

Author: Harold John Cook
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2007] ©2007
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In this wide-ranging and stimulating book, a leading authority on the history of medicine and science presents convincing evidence that Dutch commerce, not religion, inspired the rise of science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Harold Cook scrutinizes a wealth of historical documents relating to the study of medicine and natural history in the Netherlands, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Asia during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cook, Harold John.
Matters of exchange.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006026973
(OCoLC)71006718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold John Cook
ISBN: 9780300134926 0300134924
OCLC Number: 191734183
Awards: Runner-up for Cundill Prize in History 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 562 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: Worldly goods and the transformations of objectivity --
An information economy --
Reformations tempered : in pursuit of natural facts --
Commerce and medicine in Amsterdam --
Truths and untruths from the Indies --
Medicine and materialism : Descartes in the Republic --
Industry and analysis --
Gardens of the Indies transported --
Translating what works : the medicine of East Asia --
The refusal to speculate : sticking to simple things --
Conclusions and comparisons.
Responsibility: Harold J. Cook.
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Presents evidence that Dutch commerce, not religion, inspired the rise of science in the 16th and 17th centuries. This book scrutinizes many historical documents relating to the study of medicine and  Read more...

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"Effective and important. . . . An excellent coverage of key features of the Dutch Golden Age." Steven Paul Matthews, "Journal of World History"--Steven Paul Matthews "Journal of World History ""

 
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