Article ID: CBB001550405

An Introduction to Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World (2014)

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Eddy, Matthew Daniel (Author)
Mauskopf, Seymour H. (Author)
Newman, William R. (Author)


Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 29, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-15


Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Title of volume: “Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World”
Language: English

The essays in this volume collectively cover the development of chemistry in the “early modern world,” that is to say, from the fifteenth century through the eighteenth century. Until comparatively recently, this period was of less interest to historians of chemistry than the succeeding era of the emergence of “modern” chemistry, with its familiar chemical elements, compounds, and equations. But recent research, exemplified by the essays of this volume, has shown how exciting and complex this era in the history of chemistry was in its own right. And its backdrop of early modern European and world history was critically significant for the development of the modern world. The beginning of this period witnessed the high water mark of the Renaissance, the inception of global “outreach” of sea voyages and explorations by Europeans, the Protestant Reformation, and the beginning of bureaucratic national monarchies and smaller political entities. Its conclusion was marked by those revolutionary sequels to the Age of Enlightenment that also ushered in the modern world: the French and Industrial Revolutions.

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Article Rampling, Jennifer M. (2014) Transmuting Sericon: Alchemy as “Practical Exegesis” in Early Modern England. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 19-34). unapi

Article Norris, John A. (2014) Auß Quecksilber und Schwefel Rein: Johann Mathesius (1504--65) and Sulfur-Mercurius in the Silver Mines of Joachimstal. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 35-48). unapi

Article Moran, Bruce T. (2014) Eloquence in the Marketplace: Erudition and Pragmatic Humanism in the Restoration of Chymia. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 49-62). unapi

Article Newman, William R. (2014) Robert Boyle, Transmutation, and the History of Chemistry before Lavoisier: A Response to Kuhn. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 63-77). unapi

Article Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor (2014) The Chymistry of “The Learned Dr. Plot” (1640--96). Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 81-95). unapi

Article Principe, Lawrence M. (2014) The End of Alchemy? The Repudiation and Persistence of Chrysopoeia at the Académie Royale des Sciences in the Eighteenth Century. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 96-116). unapi

Article Joly, Bernard (2014) Etienne-François Geoffroy (1672--1731), a Chemist on the Frontiers. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 117-131). unapi

Article Chang, Ku-ming (Kevin) (2014) Communications of Chemical Knowledge: Georg Ernst Stahl and the Chemists at the French Academy of Sciences in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 135-157). unapi

Article Powers, John C. (2014) Measuring Fire: Herman Boerhaave and the Introduction of Thermometry into Chemistry. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 158-177). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Cabré, Montserrat
Ortiz, Teresa
King, Helen
Davids, Karel A.
Behrens, Heinrich
Lankenau, Irmgard
Journals
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
1650--1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
History of Technology
Publishers
Icaria
Böhlau
Springer
Franz Steiner Verlag
Bodley Head
Brill
Concepts
Medicine
Chemistry
Development of science; change in science
Architecture
Physics
Alchemy
People
Boyle, Robert
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Time Periods
17th century
Early modern
18th century
16th century
19th century
Medieval
Places
Europe
Mexico
Italy
Austria
Bolivia
Peru
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