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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Urs B. Leu, Raffael Keller and Sandra Weidmann, Zentralbibliothek Zürich

The present book gives an insight into the intellectual world of the Swiss polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565). Besides an extensive introduction it contains inventories of still exstant as well as lost books and mansucripts of his library.
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004167230
E-ISBN: 
9789047433507
Publication date: 
June 2008
€110,00
$133.00

Bruce S. Eastwood, University of Kentucky

Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, the book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated geometrical order in the heavens.
Series: 
Volume: 
4/8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004161863
E-ISBN: 
9789047431077
Publication date: 
July 2007
€127,00
$153.00

Anna Marie Roos, Oxford University

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.
Series: 
Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004161764
E-ISBN: 
9789047421412
Publication date: 
August 2007
€127,00
$153.00

Petteri Pietikainen

In western countries, paths to modernity created socio-cultural conditions conducive to the dissemination of the language of nerves. This book examines historically the ways in which neurosis became a contagious diagnosis in Sweden, attaining the status of a national malady.
Series: 
Volume: 
2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004160750
E-ISBN: 
9789047421245
Publication date: 
July 2007
€127,00
$153.00

Joseph S. Fruton, Yale University

This book is a brief history of the centuries-old fascination with the process of alcoholic fermentation, the debates about its nature, and its elucidation during the early twentieth century.
Series: 
Volume: 
1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004152687
Publication date: 
October 2006
€98,00
$118.00

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