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Communities Of Learned Experience

Author : Nancy G. Siraisi
ISBN : 9781421407845
Genre : Medical
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During the Renaissance, collections of letters both satisfied humanist enthusiasm for ancient literary forms and provided the flexibility of a format appropriate to many types of inquiry. The printed collections of medical letters by Giovanni Manardo of Ferrara and other physicians in early sixteenth-century Europe may thus be regarded as products of medical humanism. The letters of mid- and late sixteenth-century Italian and German physicians examined in Communities of Learned Experience by Nancy G. Siraisi also illustrate practices associated with the concepts of the Republic of Letters: open and relatively informal communication among a learned community and a liberal exchange of information and ideas. Additionally, such published medical correspondence may often have served to provide mutual reinforcement of professional reputation. Siraisi uses some of these collections to compare approaches to sharing medical knowledge across broad regions of Europe and within a city, with the goal of illuminating geographic differences as well as diversity within social, urban, courtly, and academic environments. The collections she has selected include essays on general medical topics addressed to colleagues or disciples, some advice for individual patients (usually written at the request of the patient’s doctor), and a strong dose of controversy. -- Cynthia Klestinec, Miami University– Ohio

International Bibliography Of Historical Sciences

Author : Massimo Mastrogregori
ISBN : 9783110528688
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Transferprozesse Zwischen Dem Alten Reich Und Italien Im 17 Jahrhundert

Author : Sabina Brevaglieri
ISBN : 9783839432938
Genre : Science
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Ist die Annahme eines unilateralen kulturellen Transfers von Süd- nach Nordeuropa in der Frühen Neuzeit noch zu halten? Die Beiträge des interdisziplinären Bandes widersprechen diesem traditionellen Standpunkt und untersuchen die Dynamiken der Wissensproduktion und -zirkulation zwischen der italienischen Halbinsel und dem deutschsprachigen Raum im Verlauf des langen 17. Jahrhunderts. Sie hinterfragen etablierte Axiome und Paradigmen zur deutsch-italienischen Beziehungsgeschichte und zeigen: Die transalpinen Netzwerke in und zwischen den unterschiedlichsten gesellschaftlichen Bereichen - Diplomatie, bildende Künste, Musik und Wissenschaft - waren äußerst komplex.

Professors Physicians And Practices In The History Of Medicine

Author : Gideon Manning
ISBN : 9783319565149
Genre : Science
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This book presents essays by eminent scholars from across the history of medicine, early science and European history, including those expert on the history of the book. The volume honors Professor Nancy Siraisi and reflects the impact that Siraisi's scholarship has had on a range of fields. Contributions address several topics ranging from the medical provenance of biblical commentary to the early modern emergence of pathological medicine. Along the way, readers may learn of the purchasing habits of physician-book collectors, the writing of history and the development of natural history. Modeling the interdisciplinary approaches championed by Siraisi, this volume attests to the enduring value of her scholarship while also highlighting critical areas of future research. Those with an interest in the history of science, the history of medicine and all related fields will find this work a stimulating and rewarding read.

The Book Of The Courtier

Author : Baldassare Castiglione
ISBN : 9780486122403
Genre : History
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An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

The Sixteenth Century

Author : Euan K. Cameron
ISBN : 9780198731887
Genre : History
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This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history, and subject traditional explanations of all these areas to revision in light of the most modern scholarship. - ;The sixteenth century witnessed some of the most abrupt and traumatic transformations ever seen in European society and culture. Populatio.

Historia And Fabula

Author : Peter G. Bietenholz
ISBN : 9004100636
Genre : History
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Examining a variety of texts ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century, this book deals with the inevitable presence of both fact and fiction in historical thought and investigates when, where and to what degree they were distinguished.

Why Did Europe Conquer The World

Author : Philip T. Hoffman
ISBN : 9781400865840
Genre : History
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Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe establish global dominance, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World?, Philip Hoffman demonstrates that conventional explanations—such as geography, epidemic disease, and the Industrial Revolution—fail to provide answers. Arguing instead for the pivotal role of economic and political history, Hoffman shows that if certain variables had been different, Europe would have been eclipsed, and another power could have become master of the world. Hoffman sheds light on the two millennia of economic, political, and historical changes that set European states on a distinctive path of development, military rivalry, and war. This resulted in astonishingly rapid growth in Europe's military sector, and produced an insurmountable lead in gunpowder technology. The consequences determined which states established colonial empires or ran the slave trade, and even which economies were the first to industrialize. Debunking traditional arguments, Why Did Europe Conquer the World? reveals the startling reasons behind Europe's historic global supremacy.

The Cambridge History Of Medieval Political Thought C 350 C 1450

Author : J. H. Burns
ISBN : 0521423880
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This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.

Portrait Of A Woman In Silk

Author : Zara Anishanslin
ISBN : 9780300220551
Genre : History
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Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant’s wife, and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying, and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire. Investigating a range of subjects including self-fashioning, identity, natural history, politics, and trade, Anishanslin makes major contributions both to the study of material culture and to our ongoing conversation about how to write history.

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