Readers interested in early modern science, Renaissance studies, or Galileo will undoubtedly savor this trailblazing work of history.
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Book Review: In the Dutch Golden Age – When Science Becomes Profitable
Cutting edge scholar Dániel Margócsy has penned a fascinating study about the early collisions of art, profit, and science.
Book Review: A Whirlwind Journey from Memory to Reason — Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science
“Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science” makes a profound claim about the need for cognitive restructuring in the face of information overload.
Author Interview: Scholar Avner Ben-Zaken — Crafting a Unified History of Science
Intellectual frameworks such as “the rise of Europe,” “the decline of the East,” or “the clash of civilizations,” tell us more about the laziness of the human mind than they do about history.
Book Review: “Reading Ḥayy Ibn-Yaqẓān” — Rewriting the History of Ideas
“Reading Ḥayy Ibn-Yaqẓān” is a mesmerizing study that will enchant anyone interested in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural explorations of the history of science that transform the way we look at the past and the present.
Book Review: Females on the Frontier of Medicine — Healers in Early Modern Germany
In her groundbreaking study, Tufts University professor Alisha Rankin essentially revises the history of medicine by showing that women, presumed to be marginal in the development early modern medicine, were actually major players.
Book Review: “Picturing the Book of Nature” — Empowering the Visual
Given the flood of publications on early modern natural history over the last two decades, the detailed and strikingly illustrated Picturing the Book of Nature represents a herculean undertaking.
Book Review: Unearthing the Lost Culture of Mathematics
Elegantly written, cogently argued, and filled with trenchant artistic analyses, Alexander Marr’s book exemplifies interdisciplinary studies at their best.
Book Review: A Brave New Perspective on the Arts and Sciences — “Galileo’s Muse”
“Galileo’s Muse” is a gem of a book: shedding new light on a figure as well-examined as Galileo is no simple task. Author Mark Peterson does so with aplomb, while also telling a fascinating story of the evolution of mathematics and the arts.