History: History of Science & Technology

  • Milton's Secrecy: And Philosophical Hermeneutics book cover

    Milton's Secrecy

    And Philosophical Hermeneutics, 1st Edition

    By James Dougal Fleming

    Scientific modernity treats interpretation as a matter of discovery. Discovery, however, may not be all that matters about interpretation. In Milton's Secrecy, J. D. Fleming argues that the poetry and prose of John Milton (1608-1674) are about the presentation of a radically different hermeneutic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Ecocritical Shakespeare book cover

    Ecocritical Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lynne Bruckner, Dan Brayton

    Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing book cover

    Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing

    1st Edition

    By Christine Kenyon-Jones

    Exploring the significance of animals in Romantic-period writing, this new study shows how in this period they were seen as both newly different from humankind (subjects in their own right, rather than simply humanity's tools or adjuncts) and also as newly similar, with the ability to feel and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England: Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture book cover

    Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England

    Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture, 1st Edition

    By Leah Knight

    Contemplating the textual gardens, poetic garlands, and epigrammatic groves which dot the landscape of early modern English print, Leah Knight exposes and analyzes the close configuration of plants and writing in the period. She argues that the early modern cultures and cultivation of plants and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876–1952) and the Railways book cover

    Engineer of Revolutionary Russia

    Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876–1952) and the Railways, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Heywood

    This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide an outline of his remarkable life and career, it also explores the relationship between…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle: The Brutal Tongue book cover

    Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle

    The Brutal Tongue, 1st Edition

    By Christine Ferguson

    Christine Ferguson's timely study is the first comprehensive examination of the importance of language in forming a crucial nexus among popular fiction, biology, and philology at the Victorian fin-de-siècle. Focusing on a variety of literary and non-literary texts, the book maps out the dialogue…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • The Environmental Tradition in English Literature book cover

    The Environmental Tradition in English Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Parham

    Drawing upon the English literary tradition for new perspectives and paradigms, this collection presents a broad range of theoretical and historical approaches to ecocriticism. The first section of the volume offers different theoretical frameworks for ecocritical work, encompassing a range of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe book cover

    Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen P. Long

    Kathleen Long explores the use of the hermaphrodite in early modern culture wars, both to question traditional theorizations of gender roles and to reaffirm those views. These cultural conflicts were fueled by the discovery of a new world, by the Reformation and the backlash against it, by nascent…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • History, Historicity and Science book cover

    History, Historicity and Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph Margolis, Tom Rockmore

    This fresh collection of essays questions how the historical process affects our conception of science, including our understanding of its validity as well as our general conception of knowledge. The essays in this book consider the philosophical labours spanning the work of Descartes, Kant and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge book cover

    Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England

    Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Killeen

    Kevin Killeen addresses one of the most enigmatic of seventeenth century writers, Thomas Browne (1605-1682), whose voracious intellectual pursuits provide an unparalleled insight into how early modern scholarly culture understood the relations between its disciplines. Browne's work encompasses…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Reading Popular Physics: Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies book cover

    Reading Popular Physics

    Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Leane

    Reading Popular Physics is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the nature and implications of physics popularizations. A literary critic trained in science, Elizabeth Leane treats popular science writing as a distinct and significant genre, focusing particularly on five bestselling…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Art, Sex and Eugenics: Corpus Delecti book cover

    Art, Sex and Eugenics

    Corpus Delecti, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fae Brauer, Anthea Callen

    This book reveals how art and sex promoted the desire for the genetically perfect body. Its eight chapters demonstrate that before eugenics was stigmatized by the Holocaust and Western histories were sanitized of its prevalence, a vast array of Western politicians, physicians, eugenic societies,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

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