Archimedes

New Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry

Contributions from the First Francis Bacon Workshop, 21-23 April 2005, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Editors: Principe, Lawrence M. (Ed.)

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  • Aims to create new narratives for understanding the period
  • Provides studies and analyses of hitherto neglected features of the period
  • Contains analyses and critiques of existing historiography of the period
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The eighteenth century has long been considered critical for the development of modern chemistry, yet many crucial features of the period remain largely unknown or unexplored, for general accounts--often built around Lavoisier--have remained quite selective. This volume presents new approaches and topics in an attempt to build a richer, fuller, more complex view of chemical work during the period. Themes include "late-phase" alchemy, professionalization, chemical education, and the links and relations between chemistry and pharmacy, medicine, agriculture, and geology.

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From the reviews: “The book consists of nine papers, of which eight focus on topics, themes and subjects that have been neglected in the historiography to date … . It offers a manifesto for all those who believe that the eighteenth century has much more to tell us about the history of chemistry and, more broadly, of science than how to have a revolution and survive it. … it should be required reading for all historians of chemistry … .” (Georgette Taylor, Ambix, Vol. 56 (1), March, 2009)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Revolution Nobody Noticed? Changes in Early Eighteenth-Century Chymistry

    Principe, Professor Lawrence M.

    Pages 1-22

  • Georg Ernst Stahl's Alchemical Publications: Anachronism, Reading Market, and A Scientific Lineage Redefined

    Chang, Kevin, Ph.D

    Pages 23-43

  • Chemistry without Principles: Herman Boerhaave on Instruments and Elements

    Powers, John C.

    Pages 45-61

  • Practicing Chemistry “After the Hippocratical Manner”: Hippocrates and the Importance of Chemistry for Boerhaave's Medicine

    Knoeff, Rina

    Pages 63-76

  • Public Lectures of Chemistry in Mid-Eighteenth-Century France

    Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry
Book Subtitle
Contributions from the First Francis Bacon Workshop, 21-23 April 2005, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Editors
  • Lawrence M. Principe
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6278-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6278-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6273-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7593-2
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 202
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