Scholars in Action (2 vols)

The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century

Edited by André Holenstein, University of Bern, Hubert Steinke, University of Bern and Martin Stuber, University of Bern in collaboration with Philippe Rogger

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€258,00
$324.00
ISBN13: 
9789004243903
E-ISBN: 
9789004243910
Publication Date: 
May 2013
Format: 
Hardback
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932 pp., 67 illustrations
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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.
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004241695
E-ISBN: 
9789004241701
Publication date: 
June 2013
€146,00
$183.00

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.
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Volume: 
36/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004244412
E-ISBN: 
9789004251410
Publication date: 
June 2013
€118,00
$149.00

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.
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Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235649
E-ISBN: 
9789004235656
Publication date: 
May 2013
€151,00
$188.00

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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Volume: 
32/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004233881
E-ISBN: 
9789004236950
Publication date: 
November 2012
€123,00
$155.00

Heather Ellis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This book argues that growing tensions between students and the university authorities were crucial in determining the introduction of key reforms such as competitive examination and a uniform syllabus at Oxford against the background of the American and French Revolutions.
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Volume: 
31/8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004225527
E-ISBN: 
9789004233164
Publication date: 
August 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Paul Richard Blum, Loyola University Maryland

In Studies in Early Modern Aristotelianism Paul Richard Blum shows the Aristotelian profile of modern philosophy. Philosophy, sciences mathematics, metaphysics and theology under Jesuit leadership mark the difference of subject-centered modernity from ‘teachable’ school philosophy.
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Volume: 
30/7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004232181
E-ISBN: 
9789004232198
Publication date: 
June 2012
€150,00
$181.00

Edited by Gideon Manning, California Institute of Technology

Bringing together an international team of historians of science and philosophy to discuss the fate of matter and form, this volume shows how disputes about matter and form spurred innovation as well as conservatism in early modern science and philosophy.
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Volume: 
28/6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218703
E-ISBN: 
9789004221147
Publication date: 
June 2012
€122,00
$147.00

Alex Levine and Adriana Novoa, University of South Florida

After setting out the intellectual, cultural, and political context of the reception of Darwinism in Argentina, this book presents original translations of central texts in that reception, most of which have never before appeared in English.
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Volume: 
27/5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221369
E-ISBN: 
9789004221925
Publication date: 
January 2012
€114,00
$139.00

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.
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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

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