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Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe
This volume examines the transformation in ways of studying nature that took place in Western Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Some of the essays trace particular textual traditions, while others follow the development of scholarly and professional communities. Some concentrate on the internal analysis of primary sources, while others examine the spread ...more
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published April 24th 2000 by Mit Press
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Jan 31, 2013 Katie rated it liked it
An interesting collection of essays that touch on some of the more obscure or more occult aspects of Renaissance science. The editors of the volume, Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi, are aiming to bridge the gap between the study of science through the texts of the period and the study of science through the broader social-cultural context. It seems weird that there ever wound up being a gap there, so I think it's a pretty good goal for a collection of essays. Not all of them really wind up ...more
Anthony Thomas Grafton is one of the foremost historians of early modern Europe and the current Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University. He is also a corresponding fellow of the British Academy and a recipient of the Balzan Prize. From January 2011 to January 2012, he served as the President of the American Historical Association.More about Anthony Grafton...