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The Scientific Revolution in National Context - Roy Porter

The Scientific Revolution in National Context

By: Roy Porter (Editor), Mikulas Teich (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th December 1992
ISBN: 9780521396998
Number Of Pages: 320

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The "Scientific Revolution" of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries continues to command attention in historical debate. What was its nature? How did it develop? Controversy still rages about the extent to which it was essentially a "revolution of the mind," or how far it must also be explained by wider considerations--social, economic, political and cultural. In this volume, leading scholars of early modern science argue the importance of specifically national contexts for understanding the transformation in natural philosophy between Copernicus and Newton. Distinct political, religious, cultural and linguistic formations shaped scientific interests and concerns differently in Italy, France, Britain, the Germanies, Spain, and so on, and explain different levels of scientific intensity. Questions of institutional development, and of the transmission of scientific ideas, are also addressed. The emphasis on national determinants makes this volume an entirely original contribution to the study of the scientific revolution.

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'In this successful formula the subject is essentially treated by specialists on a national basis, this volume offering France (L. W. Brockliss), the German Lands (William Clark), the Low Countries (Harold Cook), Poland (Jerzy Dobrzycki), Iberia (David Goodman), England (John Henry), Bohemia (Josef Smolka), Sweden (Sven Widmalm), Italy (Mario Biagoli), and Scotland (Paul Wood), as well as an editorial introduction.' Archives

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Scientific Revolution, social bricolage, and etiquettep. 11
The Scientific Revolution in Francep. 55
The Scientific Revolution in the German Nationsp. 90
The new philosophy in the Low Countriesp. 115
The Scientific Revolution in Polandp. 150
The Scientific Revolution in Spain and Portugalp. 158
The Scientific Revolution in Englandp. 178
The Scientific Revolution in Bohemiap. 210
Instituting science in Swedenp. 240
The Scientific Revolution in Scotlandp. 263
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780521396998
ISBN-10: 0521396999
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45

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