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The Young Descartes: Nobility, Rumor, And War
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René Descartes is best known as the man who coined the phrase “I think, therefore I am.”  But though he is remembered most as a thinker, Descartes, the man, was no disembodied mind, theorizing at great remove from the worldly affairs and…
Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age
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A new and unexpected history of the Dutch pursuit of commerce in the 16th and 17th centuries and how it triggered the Scientific Revolution In this wide-ranging and stimulating book, a leading authority on the history of medicine and science presents convincing…
Ways Of Making And Knowing: The Material Culture Of Empirical Knowledge
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Although craftspeople and artists often work with natural materials, the notion that making art can constitute a means of knowing nature is a novel one. This book, with contributions from historians of science, medicine, art, and material culture, shows that the…
Global Movements, Local Concerns: Medicine And Health In Southeast Asia
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The development of medicine in Southeast Asia over the past two centuries has not been a simple imposition of European scientific medicine, but a complex and negotiated process that drew on Southeast Asian health experts, local medical traditions, and changing…
Translating Knowledge In The Early Modern Low Countries
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