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algebra

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Computing.

The area of mathematics related to the general properties of arithmetic. Relationships can be summarized by using variables, usually denoted by letters x, y, n,… to stand for unknown...

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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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Andrea Cesalpino

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1524/5–1603),

Italian botanist, physician, anatomist, and metallurgist. He was born in Arezzo and studied medicine in Pisa, where in 1555 he became director of the botanical...

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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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cabinet

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Science and Mathematics.

1 Cabin.

2 Relatively small room used for interviews or private conferences by e.g. a sovereign.

3 Small room, often richly...

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Christoph Scheiner

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1573–1650)

Germanscholar and astronomer. In 1611, with the aid of a telescope he built himself, he became one of several independent discoverers of sunspots (the others included...

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Copia in the Classroom

Richard Oosterhoff.

in Making Mathematical Culture

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 15092 words.

Mathematics offered a means for navigating the medieval curriculum. This chapter turns to the library of Beatus Rhenanus, which survives intact, including the various volumes he bought and...

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Disease, Ecology, and the Environment in Colonial Mexico

Bradley Skopyk and Elinor G. K. Melville.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; History of Science and Technology. 12885 words.

The onset of Spanish imperial rule in Mexico in 1521 had profound consequences well beyond the political and cultural spheres. It also altered Mexico’s environment, reconstituting the...

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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: Caribbean History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; History of Science and Technology. 7001 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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