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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 of
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 contribution
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 had
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,
‘Mediating Sexual Difference’: the Medical Understanding of Human Hermaphrodites in Eighteenth-century England
This chapter documents one critical moment in the history of sexual identity in mid-eighteenth-century England when the question of hermaphroditism became pertinent and controversial for the medical profession.
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 these