Merchants and Marvels

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Pamela H. Smith, Paula Findlen
Psychology Press, 2002 - 437 Seiten
The beginning of global commerce in the early modern period had an enormous impact on European culture, changing the very way people perceived the world around them. Merchants and Marvels assembles essays by leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology to show how ideas about the representation of nature, in both art and science, underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s.
 

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Splendor in the Grass
51
Objects of ArtObjects of Nature
73
Mirroring the World
83
From Blowfish to Flower Still Life Paintings
109
Strange Ideas and English Knowledge
141
Local Herbs Global Medicines
163
Merchants and Marvels
182
Practical Alchemy and Commercial Exchange
201
Cornelius Meijer inventor et fecit
277
Inventing Nature
297
Nature as Art
324
Inventing Exoticism
347
Shopping for Instruments in Paris and London
370
A World of Wonders A World of One
399
Questions of Representation
412
Contributors
423

Times Bodies
223
Cartography Entrepreneurialism and Power
248

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Über den Autor (2002)

Pamela H. Smith is Associate Professor of History at Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire, winner of the 1995 Pfizer Prize in the History of Science. Paula Findlen is Professor of History and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University. She is the author of Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy, winner of the 1995 Marroro Prize in Italian History and 1996 Pfizer Prize in the History of Science.

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