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Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

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It is often assumed that natural philosophy was the forerunner of early modern natural sciences. But where did these sciences’ systematic observation and experimentation get their starts? In Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe, the laboratories, workshops, and marketplaces emerge as arenas where hands-on experience united with higher learning. In an age when che

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Hardcover, 408 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by University Of Chicago Press
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In this fascinating collection of essays, historians of the early modern period investigate artisanal expertise surrounding basic substances and its interaction with learned or elite knowledge making. Taking inspiration from investigations of scientific instruments that show the importance of artisanal and technical know-how to genesis of authoritative natural knowledge, these essays instead focus on everyday objects (as opposed to specialized scientific objects). The first section of the book ...more
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