Renaissance and Revolution
Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe
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Renaissance and Revolution by J.V. Field
Book DescriptionRenaissance and Revolution is a collection of fifteen essays which opens up alternative perspectives on some of the problems seen to be associated with the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The topics treated include the dissemination of Greek science, medical empiricism, natural history, the relations of scholars and craftsmen in various walks of life from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the so-called 'mechanical philosophy' in France and England, the work of Isaac Newton, and the difficulties encountered by proponents of Newtonianism in Italy in the early eighteenth century. Figures discussed include Leonardo Fioravanti, Jan Swammerdam, Piero Della Francesca, Johannes Hevelius, Jonas Moore, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, Francesco Algarotti, and Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli. There is an introduction by the editors and an afterword by A. Rupert Hall.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521627542
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book tells (for the first time) the story of how the 'practical' mathematics of Renaissance artists influenced the development of 'proper' mathematics. The text is clear, lively, and scholarly, and is accompanied by beautiful colour and black and white illustrations. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in science or art.
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