Elegant Anatomy

The Eighteenth-Century Leiden Anatomical Collections

Marieke M. A. Hendriksen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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€114,00
$145.00
ISBN13: 
9789004262782
E-ISBN: 
9789004262775
Publication Date: 
October 2014
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xi, 249 pp.
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ISSN: 
1872-0684
Volume: 
47

Pieter Dhondt, Ghent University

Starting from the bicentenary of Helsinki University in 1840 and finishing with the opening of the University of Iceland in 1911, this volume analyses the importance of university jubilees in Northern Europe for the development of Scandinavist ideas.
Series: 
Volume: 
25/4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004216945
E-ISBN: 
9789004218307
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Tom McInally, University of Aberdeen

This book deals with an area of Scotland’s intellectual history which previously has been neglected. The alumni of the Scots Colleges abroad gave a distinctive Catholic voice to the Enlightenment with major achievements in Arts, Architecture and scientific experimentation.
Series: 
Volume: 
24/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004214262
E-ISBN: 
9789004214620
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Edited by Alison D. Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland, Sven Dupré, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Free University of Berlin, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, and Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence

Marking the anniversary of the telescope’s invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man’s thinking about his position – literally and philosophically – in the universe.
Series: 
Volume: 
23/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211506
E-ISBN: 
9789004214613
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Anna Marie Roos, University of Oxford

This first full-length biography of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712), vice-president of the Royal Society, Royal Physician, and the first arachnologist and conchologist, provides an unprecedented picture of a seventeenth-century virtuoso.
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Volume: 
22/16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207035
E-ISBN: 
9789004209565
Publication date: 
July 2011
€154,00
$186.00

Zur Shalev, University of Haifa

This book examines the scholarly genre of 'geographia sacra' in early modern Europe, tracing its contours, the outlooks and concerns of its practitioners, as well as the intersections of religion and geography in an age that saw dramatic revolutions in both fields.
Series: 
Volume: 
21/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004209350
E-ISBN: 
9789004209381
Publication date: 
October 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

Descartes among the Scholastics touches on topics shared by Cartesian and late scholastic philosophy: matter and form, causation, infinity, place, time, void, and motion; the substance of the heavens; principles of metaphysics (unity, principle of individuation, truth and falsity).
Series: 
Volume: 
20/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207240
E-ISBN: 
9789004207288
Publication date: 
June 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou, University of Athens and Sophie Roux, University of Grenoble and Institut Universitaire de France

By analysing thought experiments from various periods in the history of philosophy and science, the essays in this volume seek to clarify how thought experiments work, what their limits are, and what their conceptualisation could be.
Series: 
Volume: 
19/15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004201767
E-ISBN: 
9789004201774
Publication date: 
June 2011
€118,00
$143.00

Luuc Kooijmans, University of Amsterdam. Translated by Diane Webb

Until well into the nineteenth century, Frederik Ruysch enjoyed international fame as an anatomist. He owed his renown to a preparation method that greatly aided early-modern scientists in their exploration of the human body and transformed dissection from a messy business into a widely admired art.
Series: 
Volume: 
18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187849
E-ISBN: 
9789004188563
Publication date: 
December 2010
€144,00
$172.00

Edited by Michiel Streijger, Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Radboud University Nijmegen, Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen, Radboud University Nijmegen

This book offers the first critical edition of the Questions on Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione by John Buridan (d. 1361). The text originated out of Buridan's teaching and was widely used at universities in Eastern Europe.
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Volume: 
17/14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004185043
E-ISBN: 
9789004185869
Publication date: 
July 2010
€121,00
$145.00

Translations and Essays by Jocelyn Holland, University of California Santa Barbara

This bilingual edition offers the first English translations of three texts by the Romantic-era scientist, Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810). Explanatory essays accompanying each translation focus on the confluence of scientific and aesthetic inquiry in the work of this seminal thinker.
Series: 
Volume: 
16/13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004183674
E-ISBN: 
9789004185333
Publication date: 
May 2010
€158,00
$190.00

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