Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and Exchange of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and Exchange of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe

by Michael Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851155537

ISBN-13: 9780851155531

Pub. Date: 05/07/1998

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Manuscript collections created by the individuals and institutions who were responsible for the scientific revolution offer valuable evidence of the intellectual aspirations and working practices of the principal protagonists. This volume is the first to explore such archives, focusing on the ways in which ideas were formulated, stored and disseminated, and opening up

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Manuscript collections created by the individuals and institutions who were responsible for the scientific revolution offer valuable evidence of the intellectual aspirations and working practices of the principal protagonists. This volume is the first to explore such archives, focusing on the ways in which ideas were formulated, stored and disseminated, and opening up understanding of the process of intellectual change. It analyses the characteristics and history of the archives of such leading intellectuals as Robert Boyle, Galileo Galilei, G.W. Leibniz, Isaac Newton and William Petty; also considered are the new scientific institutions founded at the time, the Royal Society and the Académie des Sciences. In each case, significant broader findings emerge concerning the nature and role of such holdings; an introductory essay discusses the interpretation and exploitation of archives.MICHAEL HUNTERis Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Contributors: MICHAEL HUNTER, MASSIMO BUCCIANTINI, MARK GREENGRASS, ROBERT A. HATCH, FRANCES HARRIS, JOELLA YODER, DOMENICO BERTOLONI MELI, ROB ILIFFE, JAMES G. O'HARA, MORDECHAI FEINGOLD, CHRISTIANE DEMEULENAERE-DOUYRE, DAVID STURDY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851155531
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
05/07/1998
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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