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Anatomy, Embroidery, and the Fabric of Celebrity

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 18997 words.

Chapter 3 investigates the activities of the artificers Anna Morandi (1714–1774) and Giovanni Manzolini (1701–1755) by tracing the trajectory of their collection of anatomical waxworks. In...

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Artificer and Connoisseur

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 20675 words.

Chapter 2 follows the making and early viewing of the anatomy room at the Institute of the Sciences. The chapter focuses on the impressive career of Ercole Lelli (1702–1766), the Bolognese...

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Blindfolding the Midwives

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 16309 words.

Chapter 5 shifts attention from the makers of anatomical models to their users by examining the creation and employment of anatomical models in mid-eighteenth-century midwifery schools. In...

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Early Modern Afro-Caribbean Healers

Pablo F. Gómez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Caribbean History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7058 words.

In the early modern Spanish Caribbean, ritual practitioners of African descent were essential providers of health care for Caribbean people of all origins. Arriving from West and West...

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Epilogue

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 3233 words.

The Epilogue traces a shift in attitude towards anatomical modelling. In the mid-eighteenth century anatomical models had been praised for their capacity to defy time in the sense that they...

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Injecting Knowledge

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 21352 words.

Chapter 7 furthers the analysis of the role of anatomical models as cultural currencies capable of transferring value. It does so by expanding the investigation of the early stages of...

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Introduction

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 12738 words.

Over the course of the eighteenth century, anatomical models were propelled to the forefront of the anatomical world. The Introduction highlights how anatomical models became important...

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Malleable Anatomies

Lucia Dacome.

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 336 pages.

Malleable Anatomies examines the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling. It investigates the ‘mania’ for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula in...

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Prospero’s Tools

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 16546 words.

Chapter 1 considers the circumstances underpinning Pope Benedict XIV’s patronage of anatomy and anatomical modelling in Bologna and antiquarian display in Rome. It situates the pope’s...

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Science and Witchcraft

Peter Elmer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 6697 words.

This article discusses the role played by science in changing the notions about witchcraft. For almost 250 years, the idea that the march of modern science was responsible for ending the...

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