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The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

by Pamela H. Smith

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|October 4, 2016

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In The Business of Alchemy , Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with…
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…
The Body Of The Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution
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Since the time of Aristotle, the making of knowledge and the making of objects have generally been considered separate enterprises. Yet during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the two became linked through a "new" philosophy known as science.…
From Lived Experience To The Written Word: Reconstructing Practical Knowledge In The Early Modern…
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How and why early modern European artisans began to record their knowledge. In From Lived Experience to the Written Word , Pamela H. Smith considers how and why, beginning in 1400 CE, European craftspeople began to write down their making practices. Rather than…
From Lived Experience To The Written Word: Reconstructing Practical Knowledge In The Early Modern…
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How and why early modern European artisans began to record their knowledge. In From Lived Experience to the Written Word , Pamela H. Smith considers how and why, beginning in 1400 CE, European craftspeople began to write down their making practices. Rather than…
Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, And Knowledges Across Eurasia
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Trade flowed across Eurasia, around the Indian Ocean, and over the Mediterranean for millennia, but in the early modern period, larger parts of the globe became connected through these established trade routes. Knowledge, embodied in various people, materials,…
Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400 - 1800
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The fruits of knowledge—such as books, data, and ideas—tend to generate far more attention than the ways in which knowledge is produced and acquired. Correcting this imbalance, Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe brings together a wide-ranging yet…
Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400 - 1800
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The fruits of knowledge—such as books, data, and ideas—tend to generate far more attention than the ways in which knowledge is produced and acquired. Correcting this imbalance, Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe brings together a wide-ranging yet…