Archimedes

The Sciences in the European Periphery During the Enlightenment

Editors: Gavroglu, Kostas (Ed.)

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The articles in this volume of ARCHIMEDES examine particular cases of `reception' in ways that emphasize pressing historiographical and methodological issues. Such issues arise in any consideration of the transmission and appropriation of scientific concepts and practices that originated in the several `centers' of European learning, subsequently to appear (often in considerably altered guise) in regions at the European periphery. They discuss the transfer of new scientific ideas, the mechanisms of their introduction, and the processes of their appropriation at the periphery. The themes that frame the discussions of the complex relationship between the origination of ideas and their reception include the ways in which the ideas of the Scientific Revolution were introduced, the particularities of their expression in each place, the specific forms of resistance encountered by these new ideas, the extent to which such expression and resistance displays national characteristics, the procedures through which new ways of dealing with nature were made legitimate, and the commonalities and differences between the methods developed by scholars for handling scientific issues.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Constructing Knowledge: Eighteenth-Century Portugal and the New Sciences

    Simões, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • The Sciences in the Greek Speaking Regions During the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Dialetis, Dimitris (et al.)

    Pages 41-71

  • The Images of Science in Modern Spain

    Nieto-Galan, Agustí

    Pages 73-94

  • Dante’s Bones

    Cerruti, Luigi

    Pages 95-178

  • The Spread of Precision Measurement in Scandinavia 1660–1800

    Hessenbruch, Arne

    Pages 179-224

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sciences in the European Periphery During the Enlightenment
Editors
  • Kostas Gavroglu
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4770-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4770-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5548-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6563-1
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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