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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray

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Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy
Title
Daughters of alchemy
Title remainder
women and scientific culture in early modern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Meredith K. Ray
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The era of the Scientific Revolution has long been epitomized by Galileo. Yet many women were at its vanguard, deeply invested in empirical culture. They experimented with medicine and practical alchemy at home, at court, and through collaborative networks of practitioners. In academies, salons, and correspondence, they debated cosmological discoveries; in their literary production, they used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for their intellectual equality to men. Meredith Ray restores the work of these women to our understanding of early modern scientific culture. Her study begins with Caterina Sforza's alchemical recipes; examines the sixteenth-century vogue for "books of secrets"; and looks at narratives of science in works by Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella. It concludes with Camilla Erculiani's letters on natural philosophy and, finally, Margherita Sarrocchi's defense of Galileo's "Medicean" stars. Combining literary and cultural analysis, Daughters of Alchemy contributes to the emerging scholarship on the variegated nature of scientific practice in the early modern era. Drawing on a range of under-studied material including new analyses of the Sarrocchi-Galileo correspondence and a previously unavailable manuscript of Sforza's Experimenti, Ray's book rethinks early modern science, properly reintroducing the integral and essential work of women." -- Publisher's description
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Meredith K.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q130
LC item number
.R37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
  • Science
  • Women in science
  • Science
  • Women in science
  • Science
  • Sforza, Caterina
  • Cortese, Isabella
  • Fonte, Moderata
  • Marinella, Lucrezia
  • Erculiani, Camilla
  • Sarrocchi, Margherita
Label
Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caterina Sforza's experiments with alchemy -- The secrets of Isabella Cortese : practical alchemy and women readers -- Scientific culture and the Renaissance querelle des femmes : Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella -- Scientific circles in Italy and abroad : Camilla Erculiani and Margherita Sarrochi -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780674504233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
##2014035683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890377712
  • (OCoLC)ocn890377712
Label
Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy, Meredith K. Ray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caterina Sforza's experiments with alchemy -- The secrets of Isabella Cortese : practical alchemy and women readers -- Scientific culture and the Renaissance querelle des femmes : Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella -- Scientific circles in Italy and abroad : Camilla Erculiani and Margherita Sarrochi -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780674504233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
##2014035683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890377712
  • (OCoLC)ocn890377712

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