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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray

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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy
Title
Daughters of alchemy
Title remainder
women and scientific culture in early modern Italy
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Meredith K. Ray
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eng
Summary
  • Many women were at the vanguard in the era of the scientific revolution, deeply invested in empirical culture, yet their names are largely unknown. Ray's study begins with Caterina Sforza's alchemical recipes; examines the sixteenth-century vogue for "books of secrets"; and looks at narratives of science in works by Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella. It concludes with Camilla Erculiani's letters on natural philosophy and, finally, Margherita Sarrocchi's defense of Galileo's "Medicean" stars. Her book rethinks early modern science, properly reintroducing the integral and essential work of women
  • "The era of the Scientific Revolution has long been epitomized by Galileo. Yet many women were at its vanguard, deeply invested in empirical culture. They experimented with medicine and practical alchemy at home, at court, and through collaborative networks of practitioners. In academies, salons, and correspondence, they debated cosmological discoveries; in their literary production, they used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for their intellectual equality to men. Meredith Ray restores the work of these women to our understanding of early modern scientific culture. Her study begins with Caterina Sforza's alchemical recipes; examines the sixteenth-century vogue for "books of secrets"; and looks at narratives of science in works by Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella. It concludes with Camilla Erculiani's letters on natural philosophy and, finally, Margherita Sarrocchi's defense of Galileo's "Medicean" stars. Combining literary and cultural analysis, Daughters of Alchemy contributes to the emerging scholarship on the variegated nature of scientific practice in the early modern era. Drawing on a range of under-studied material including new analyses of the Sarrocchi-Galileo correspondence and a previously unavailable manuscript of Sforza's Experimenti, Ray's book rethinks early modern science, properly reintroducing the integral and essential work of women."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Meredith K.
Dewey number
509.2/5220945
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q130
LC item number
.R37 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 E-739
  • WZ 80.5.W5
Series statement
I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History
Series volume
v. 17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
  • Science
  • Women
  • Science
  • Alchemy
  • History, Early Modern 1451-1600
  • Italy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Science
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
  • Italy
  • Frau
  • Wissenschaft
  • Italien
  • Alkemi
  • Filosofi
  • Alchemy
  • Philosophy
  • Alchemy
  • Philosophy
  • Kvinnliga vetenskapsmän
  • Naturvetenskap
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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Caterina Sforza's experiments with alchemy -- The secrets of Isabella Cortese : practical alchemy and women readers -- Scientific culture and the Renaissance querelle des femmes : moderata fonte and Lucrezia Marinella -- Scientific circles in Italy and abroad : Camilla Erculiani and Margherita Sarrochi -- Epilogue
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9780674425873
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.4159/9780674425873
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22573/ctt1c7sksr
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(OCoLC)905902839
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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caterina Sforza's experiments with alchemy -- The secrets of Isabella Cortese : practical alchemy and women readers -- Scientific culture and the Renaissance querelle des femmes : moderata fonte and Lucrezia Marinella -- Scientific circles in Italy and abroad : Camilla Erculiani and Margherita Sarrochi -- Epilogue
Control code
905902839
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674425873
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674425873
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c7sksr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)905902839

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