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
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Hardback
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932 pp., 67 illustrations
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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.
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Volume: 
23/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211506
E-ISBN: 
9789004214613
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

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.
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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).
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Volume: 
20/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004207240
E-ISBN: 
9789004207288
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.
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Volume: 
18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187849
E-ISBN: 
9789004188563
Publication date: 
December 2010
€144,00
$172.00

Louise Hill Curth, University of Winchester

This book is about medical beliefs and practices for animals in early modern England. Although there are numerous texts on the subject of human health, this is the first and only text to focus exclusively on animals during this period.
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Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004179950
E-ISBN: 
9789047444251
Publication date: 
November 2009
€96,00
$115.00

Edited by Horst Nowacki, TU Berlin and Wolfgang Lefèvre, Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

The design, construction and fabrication of complex two- and three-dimensional shapes in civil and naval architecture have always been a particularly demanding part of the art of engineering. This volume presents a comparative knowledge history in these two distinct branches of construction...
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Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004173453
E-ISBN: 
9789047426912
Publication date: 
June 2009
€127,00
$153.00

Edited by Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, Mara Miniati, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, and Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland

These selected studies on sixteenth and eighteenth centuries European collections of scientific instruments, which were part of the princely ‘wunderkammern’, delineate an up-to-date-panorama about the formation of the most important museums of the history of science.
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Volume: 
10/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004172708
E-ISBN: 
9789047426172
Publication date: 
January 2009
€127,00
$153.00

Elizabeth Lane Furdell, University of North Florida

Using unpublished and published sources, this book examines the history of diabetes in Britain from the perspective of healer and sufferer alike, focusing on medieval treatments, Renaissance-era diabetology, and the centuries-long debate among specialists over the site and cure of the disease.
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Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004172500
E-ISBN: 
9789047425977
Publication date: 
December 2008
€127,00
$153.00

Karel Davids, VU University Amsterdam

This book provides a wide-ranging overview of Dutch technological leadership in the early modern Europe, it explains whence this leadership came about and why it ended and it explores to what extent the Dutch case illuminates the evolution of technological leadership in general.
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Volume: 
7/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004168657
E-ISBN: 
9789047443322
Publication date: 
September 2008
€191,00
$233.00

L.A.H. Hogenhuis

This book charts the life and work of the neurophysiologist G. G. J. Rademaker against the background of flourishing early-20th-century Dutch clinical research, describing the rise and fall of the branch of experimental neurophysiology of which Rademaker was a master.
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Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004168367
E-ISBN: 
9789047443254
Publication date: 
November 2008
€127,00
$153.00

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