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- DescriptionThe sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed a fundamental transformation in how nature was understood and studied, a transformation which came to be kwn as the Scientific Revolution. This book introduces students to the best recent writings on this important era in the history of science. It presents invative work by scholars who have been at the forefront of reinterpreting the Scientific Revolution, as well as seminal work by an older generation of scholars. The volume opens with a substantial editorial essay outlining the most important developments in approaches to the Scientific Revolution over the past two decades. The readings themselves embrace a wide range of subjects, including astromy, natural history, alchemy, medicine, and techlogy. Each one is preceded by a short introduction, setting the material in context. The book concludes with an essay which rejects the tion of the Scientific Revolution entirely.
- Author BiographyMarcus Hellyer is currently Dibner Assistant Professor for the History of Science at Brandeis University. He teaches the History of Science, including courses on the Scientific Revolution, Science and Religion and Science in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. He has written numerous articles on the Scientific Revolution and has also written entries in The Scientific Revolution: An Encyclopedia, edited by Wilbur Applebaum. (Garland, 2000). At present he is working on a book on Jesuit science in Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication07/04/2003
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleBlackwell Essential Readings in History
- Series Part/Volume Number6894
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight518 g
- Width158 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byFrancesco Flammini,Marcus Hellyer,Sandro Bologna,Valeria Vittorini
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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