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Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy
In 1500 few Europeans regarded nature as a subject worthy of inquiry. Yet fifty years later the first museums of natural history had appeared in Italy, dedicated to the marvels of nature. ItalianExpand
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Controlling the Experiment: Rhetoric, Court Patronage and the Experimental Method of Francesco Redi
  • P. Findlen
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • History of science; an annual review of…
  • 1 March 1993
In the illustration (Figure 1) adorning the 1671 Latin edition of the Experiments on the generation of insects (1668) by the Tuscan court naturalist Francesco Redi (1626-97), nature is representedExpand
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Athanasius Kircher : The Last Man Who Knew Everything
Introduction: Athanasius Kircher and His World Section I: The Art of Being Kircher Chapter One: Eugenio Lo Sardo, "Kircher's Rome: A Way to Understand the Celeberrimus Museum Kircherianum" ChapterExpand
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Jokes of nature and jokes of knowledge: the playfulness of scientific discourse in early modern Europe.
tory, and to a certain extent science in general, rediscovered its capacity for playfulness in the form of the scientific joke. By scientific joke, I mean the lusus naturae, or joke of nature, andExpand
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Between carnival and lent: the scientific revolution at the margins of culture.
  • P. Findlen
  • History, Medicine
  • Configurations
  • 1 May 1998
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