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The arts of 17th-century science : representations of the natural world in European and North American culture

Author: Claire Jowitt; Diane Watt
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the world of the "new science" of the 17th century. The poet Milton imagines a supine feminised world colluding in her own submission to a virile new patriarchal authority. With the  Read more...

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Arts of 17th-century science.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002
(OCoLC)606871695
Online version:
Arts of 17th-century science.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002
(OCoLC)607765146
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Jowitt; Diane Watt
ISBN: 0754604179 9780754604174
OCLC Number: 49833388
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Claire Jowitt and Diane Watt --
The transparent man and the king's heart / Jonathan Sawday --
"Things which are not" : poetic and scientific attitudes to non-entities in the seventeenth century / Anthony R. Archdeacon --
Points mean prizes : how early-modern mathematics hedged its bets between idealism and the world / Jess Edwards --
Bantering with scripture : Dr. Archibald Pitcairne and articulate irreligion in late seventeenth-century Edinburgh / David E. Shuttleton --
The politics of morbidity : plague symbolism in martyrdom and medical anatomy / Peter Mitchell --
Restoring all things from the curse : millenarianism, alchemy, science and politics in the writings of Gerrard Winstanley / Andrew Bradstock --
Providence, earth's treasury and the common weal : Baconianism and metaphysics in millenarian utopian texts 1641-55 / Carola Scott-Luckens --
Journeys beyond frontiers : knowledge, subjectivity and outer space in Margaret Cavendish's The blazing world (1666) / Bronwen Price --
Gender, science and midwifery : Jane Sharp, The midwives book (1671) / Elaine Hobby --
The masculine matrix : male births and the scientific imagination in early-modern England / Ruth Gilbert --
From nymph to nymphomania : "linear perspectives" on female sexuality / Bettina Mathes --
Thomas Harriot and John White : ethnography and ideology in the New World / Andrew Hadfield --
"Adding to the world" : colonial adventure and anxiety in the writings of John Donne / Richard Sugg --
Alternative planet : Kepler's Somnium (1634) and the New World / Mary Baine Campbell.
Other Titles: Arts of seventeenth-century science
Responsibility: edited by Claire Jowitt and Diane Watt.
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'The editors should be commended for their excellent editing.' Seventeenth-Century News

 
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