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Secrecy, Ostentation, and the Illustration of Exotic Animals in Sixteenth-Century Portugal
During the first decades of the sixteenth century, several animals described and viewed as exotic by the Europeans were regularly shipped from India to Lisbon. This paper addresses the relevance ofExpand
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The medical understanding of monstrous births at the Royal Society of London during the first half of the eighteenth century
The fact that monstrous births were not represented in independent learned publications of the eighteenth century, except for the case of hermaphrodites, does not mean that the interest in them hadExpand
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A visualização da natureza e o entendimento do mundo vivo
Images had, and in a certain way they still continue to have, a subsidiary role in the historiography of science. Their use was, and often still is, limited to the evocation of figures and spaces.Expand
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The making of extraordinary facts: authentication of singularities of nature at the Royal Society of London in the first half of the eighteenth century
Abstract This paper is concerned with the particular problems raised by observations of phenomena outside the common course of nature for their validation as knowledge. It examines to what extent theExpand
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The Singular and the Making of Knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century
The central subject of this book is the status of singular experiences in the making of natural knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the eighteenth century. It makes a significant contributionExpand
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The culture of curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century
This paper is concerned with the reporting and display of curiosities of nature at the meetings of The Royal Society during the first half of the eighteenth century. It is argued that theseExpand
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Geographical expansion and the reconfiguration of medical authority: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the simples and drugs of India (1563).
Abstract The Colloquies on the simples and drugs of India (1563) were conceived and published at a sensitive moment, both in terms of the history of print culture and of European geographicalExpand
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Medicine, Trade and Empire : Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) in Context
Foreword Introduction, Palmira Fontes da Costa Garcia de Orta in the context of the Sephardic diaspora, Jon Arrizabalaga Locating Garcia de Orta in the port city of Goa and the Indian Ocean world,Expand
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