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Enlightened Mills: Mechanizing Olive Oil Production in Mediterranean Europe
In the latter part of the eighteenth century, reformers in southern Europe sought to revitalize the political economy of the region. As Massimo Mazzotti puts it in "Enlightened Mills: MechanizingExpand
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Maria Gaetana Agnesi: Mathematics and the Making of the Catholic Enlightenment
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) is known as the author of a textbook on calculus that appeared in Milan in 1748. For the first time a woman was able to establish herself as a legitimateExpand
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The Geometers of God: Mathematics and Reaction in the Kingdom of Naples
The controversy about whether analytic or synthetic methods should be employed to solve geometrical problems was particularly lively in Naples during the first half of the nineteenth century. IExpand
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Knowledge as social order : rethinking the sociology of Barry Barnes
Contents: Introduction, Massimo Mazzotti Relativism at 30,000 feet, David Bloor Relativism: is it worth the candle?, Trevor Pinch Who is the industrial scientist? Commentary from academic sociologyExpand
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The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God
She is best known for her curve, the witch of Agnesi, which appears in almost all high school and undergraduate math books. She was a child prodigy who frequented the salon circuit, discussingExpand
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Newton for ladies: gentility, gender and radical culture
Francesco Algarotti's Newtonianism for Ladies (1737), a series of lively dialogues on optics, was a landmark in the popularization of Newtonian philosophy. In this essay I shall explore Algarotti'sExpand
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