Consisting of a series of case studies, this book is devoted to the concept and uses of salt in early modern science, which have played a crucial role in the evolution of matter theory from Aristotelian concepts of the elements to Newtonian chymistry. No reliable study on this subject has been previously available. Its exploration of natural history’s and medicine’s intersection with chemical investigation in early modern England demonstrates the growing importance of the senses and experience as causes of intellectual change from 1650-1750. It demonstrates that an understanding of the changing definitions of “salt” is also crucial to a historical comprehension of the transition between alchemy and chemistry.
The Salt of the Earth
Louise Hill Curth, University of Winchester
'A plaine and easie waie to remedie a horse': equine medicine in early modern England is Louise Hill Curth's groundbreaking new book on the health and illness of what were historically the most important domesticated, working animals.
Edited by Jim Bennett, Science Museum, London and Sofia Talas, University of Paduan
Cabinets of Experimental Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Europe explains how collections of instruments for demonstrating the principles of Newtonian science were offered successfully to a broad public audience and formed the basis of an intellectual, educational and cultural movement that ...
Patrick J. Boner, Johns Hopkins University
Spanning the course of his career, this book brings new light to Kepler’s vitalistic views and their central place in his world picture. It challenges our view of Kepler as a nascent mechanical philosopher who fell back on an older form of physics.
Natalia Tsvetkova St. Petersburg State University
Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism In German Universities, 1945-1990 shows how and why both American and Soviet policies of the transformation of German universities eventually failed.
Tobias Krüger, Staatsarchiv Solothurn
In Discovering the Ice Ages Tobias Krüger explores the discovery of the Ice Ages over the course of the 19th century, how the idea was received, and what further research it stimulated for the first time from an international perspective.
Edited by Bernard Lightman, York University, Gordon McOuat, University of King's College, and Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchwan
In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China, twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modern period to the twentieth century.
Edited by Joella G. Yoder, University of Wisconsin
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Christiaan Huygens inventories all known manuscripts written by Christiaan Huygens, all letters to or from him, plus family papers at UB Leiden. It also provides complete manuscript citations for Oeuvres Complètes.
Edited by André Holenstein, University of Bern, Hubert Steinke, University of Bern and Martin Stuber, University of Bern in collaboration with Philippe Rogger
In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.
Edited by Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Radboud University Nijmegen, Sander W. de Boer, University of Groningen, and Cees Leijenhorst, Radboud University Nijmegen
Psychology and the Other Disciplines looks at how Aristotelian psychology developed from the medieval to the early modern period, by studying its interactions with the other philosophical disciplines, medicine, and theology.
Karel Davids, VU University Amsterdam
In Religion, Technology, and the Great and Little Divergences Karel Davids analyses the influence of religious contexts on technological change in China and Europe between c.700 and 1800.
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