A companion to the history of science by Bernard Lightman

By Bernard Lightman

The Wiley Blackwell spouse to the heritage of Science is a unmarried quantity spouse that discusses the background of technology because it is completed this present day, supplying a survey of the debates and concerns that dominate present scholarly dialogue, with contributions from top overseas scholars.

  • Provides a single-volume evaluation of present scholarship within the heritage of technological know-how edited through one of many prime figures within the field
  • Features 40 essays via top foreign students supplying an outline of the foremost debates and advancements within the historical past of science
  • Reflects the shift in the direction of deeper historic contextualization in the field
  • Helps converse and combine views from the background of technology with different parts of historic inquiry
  • Includes dialogue of non-Western subject matters that are built-in through the chapters 
  • Divided into 4 sections according to key analytic different types that replicate new methods within the field

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2011. The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ) 2009. The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770–1820. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications. Schiebinger, Londa. 1989. The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Schiebinger, Londa. 2004. Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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In these contexts, scholars generally addressed their works to rulers and sought to establish a place for themselves as minsters in the imperial bureaucracy. A Roman Physician and a Roman Mathematician Two scholars who became profoundly influential in their respective fields, Claudius Ptolemy (early to mid-second century CE) and Galen of Pergamum (129–ca 215), were contemporaries during the height of the Roman empire—a time of flourishing intellectual activity. Both were natives of Greek-speaking cities in the eastern part of the empire, most likely Roman citizens, and both were highly productive authors of original treatises.

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