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Scientific Revolution in National Context

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ISBN-10: 0521396999

ISBN-13: 9780521396998

Edition: 1992

Authors: Roy Porter, Mikul�s Teich, Peter M. Harman

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The "Scientific Revolution" of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries continues to command attention in historical debate. What was its nature? How did it develop? Controversy still rages about the extent to which it was essentially a "revolution of the mind," or how far it must also be explained by wider considerations--social, economic, political and cultural. In this volume, leading scholars of early modern science argue the importance of specifically national contexts for understanding the transformation in natural philosophy between Copernicus and Newton. Distinct political, religious, cultural and linguistic formations shaped scientific interests and concerns differently in Italy,…    
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/25/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilsons Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His PhD thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge University…    

Notes on contributors
Scientific Revolution, social bricolage, and etiquette
The Scientific Revolution in France
The Scientific Revolution in the German Nations
The new philosophy in the Low Countries
The Scientific Revolution in Poland
The Scientific Revolution in Spain and Portugal
The Scientific Revolution in England
The Scientific Revolution in Bohemia
Instituting science in Sweden
The Scientific Revolution in Scotland