Thesis ID: CBB001567659

Chemical Analysis and Experts in Contemporary Spain: Antonio Casares Rodriguez (1812--1888) and Jose Gil Casares (1866--1961) (2014)


Suay-Matallana, Ignacio (Author)

Universitat de Valencia (Spain)
Bertomeu Sánchez, José Ramón
Barona Vilar, Josep Luis
García Belmar, Antonio
Nieto-Galan, Agustí

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Advisor: Bertomeu Sanchez, Jose Ramon; Committee Members: Barona Vilar, Josep Luis, Garcia Belmar, Antonio, Nieto-Galan, Agusti.
Physical Details: 438 pp.
Language: English

This Ph.D dissertation focuses on how two Spanish chemists—Antonio Casares Rodríguez (1812‒1888), and his son José Casares Gil (1866‒1961)—constructed their expertise in chemical analysis in modern Spain. It considers both their family connections and local networks as crucial elements in the consolidation of their scientific authority, as well as the importance of travels of learning, textbook writing, spaces and laboratories, and scientific controversies in shaping expertise in places usually considered peripheral. This thesis shows how both experts were able to circulate between different spaces, notably the laboratory and the field, in this case natural springs and spas; the university and governmental committees and institutions, in this way forging new possibilities for the consolidation of analytical chemistry as a scientific discipline in Spain. (Abstract provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana.)


Description Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International-A 75/11(E), May 2015. Proquest Document ID: 1562933556. Part of a special collection on History of Chemistry in Spain. (List provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana in December 2017.)

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Authors & Contributors
Suay-Matallana, Ignacio
Guzzetti, Luca
Lopez Mondejar, Publio
Estévez, A.
Lancis, C.
Tent-Manclús, J. E.
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Science in Context
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Lunwerg Editores
Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz
University of Wales Press
Universidad de Granada
Chemical analysis; Trace analysis
Industrial archaeology
Research methods
Material culture
Glass and glassmaking
Casares Rodríguez, Antonio
Casares Gil, José
Jiménez de Cisneros, Daniel
Brongniart, Alexandre
Church, Arthur Herbert
Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
16th century
Early modern
United States
Great Britain
West Point Foundry

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