History: History of Science & Technology

  • From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution book cover

    From Oikonomia to Political Economy

    Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Germano Maifreda

    Renaissance Europe witnessed a surge of interest in new scientific ideas and theories. Whilst the study of this 'Scientific Revolution' has dramatically shifted our appreciation of many facets of the early-modern world, remarkably little attention has been paid to its influence upon one key area;…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe: Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War book cover

    Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe

    Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecka Lettevall, Geert Somsen, Sven Widmalm

    Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal – in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun book cover

    Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun, 1st Edition

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Thomas Harriot and His World: Mathematics, Exploration, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England book cover

    Thomas Harriot and His World

    Mathematics, Exploration, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Fox

    This second volume of papers on Thomas Harriot edited by Professor Robert Fox is based on the annual Harriot lectures delivered at Oriel College, Oxford between 2000 and 2009. It complements the previous volume, published as Thomas Harriot: An Elizabethan Man of Science in 2000. The focus in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives book cover

    Manure Matters

    Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Jones

    In pre-industrial societies, in which the majority of the population lived directly off the land, few issues were more important than the maintenance of soil fertility. Without access to biodegradable wastes from production processes or to synthetic agrochemicals, early farmers continuously…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H.G. Wells: Science, Evolution, and Ecology book cover

    The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H.G. Wells

    Science, Evolution, and Ecology, 1st Edition

    By Michael R. Page

    At the close of the eighteenth century, Erasmus Darwin declared that he would 'enlist the imagination under the banner of science,' beginning, Michael Page argues, a literary narrative on questions of evolution, ecology, and technological progress that would extend from the Romantic through the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Religion, Magic, and the Origins of Science in Early Modern England book cover

    Religion, Magic, and the Origins of Science in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By John Henry

    In these articles John Henry argues on the one hand for the intimate relationship between religion and early modern attempts to develop new understandings of nature, and on the other hand for the role of occult concepts in early modern natural philosophy. Focussing on the scene in England, the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    By Kristel Smentek

    Celebrated connoisseur, drawings collector, print dealer, book publisher and authority on the art of antiquity, Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774) was a pivotal figure in the eighteenth-century European art world. Focusing on the trajectory of Mariette’s career, this book examines the material…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Reforming Capitalism: The Scientific Worldview and Business book cover

    Reforming Capitalism

    The Scientific Worldview and Business, 1st Edition

    By Rogene Buchholz

    This book examines the role that the traditional understanding of science plays in how we understand the capitalistic system and how it informs business and business school education. Science serves many purposes in business organizations; it is much more than just a method to gain knowledge about…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Business Ethics

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult

    1st Edition

    By Tatiana Kontou

    Edited by Sarah Willburn

    Critical attention to the Victorian supernatural has flourished over the last twenty-five years. Whether it is spiritualism or Theosophy, mesmerism or the occult, the dozens of book-length studies and hundreds of articles that have appeared recently reflect the avid scholarly discussion of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The Identity of the History of Science and Medicine book cover

    The Identity of the History of Science and Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Cunningham

    In these essays, Andrew Cunningham is concerned with issues of identity - what was the identity of topics, disciplines, arguments, diseases in the past, and whether they are identical with (more usually, how they are not identical with) topics, disciplines, arguments or diseases in the present.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science book cover

    Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

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