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Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Paperback) - William Eamon
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[EAN: 9780691026022], Neubuch, [PU: Princeton University Press, United States], Science|Experiments & Projects, Science|History, Science|Philosophy & Social Aspects, Language: English . Brand New Book. By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta s Natural Magic (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the how-to books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on everything from parlor tricks through medical remedies to wool-dyeing fascinated medieval intellectuals because they promised access to esoteric secrets of nature. In closely examining this rich but little-known source of literature, Eamon reveals that printing technology and popular culture had as great, if not stronger, an impact on early modern science as did the traditional academic disciplines.

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Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
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Eamon, William

Title:

Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

ISBN:

0691026025

By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta's "Natural Magic" (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the "how-to" books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on everything from parlor tricks through medical remedies to wool-dyeing fascinated medieval intellectuals because they promised access to esoteric "secrets of nature." In closely examining this rich but little-known source of literature, Eamon reveals that printing technology and popular culture had as great, if not stronger, an impact on early modern science as did the traditional academic disciplines.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780691026022
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691026025
Paperback
Publishing year: 1996
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR
510 Pages
Weight: 0,730 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0691026025

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0-691-02602-5, 978-0-691-02602-2

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