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New Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry

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

  • Editors
  • Lawrence M. Principe
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Chemistry Eighteenth-Century History of Science alchemy education

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 New Studies In The History And Philosophy Of Science and Technology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6278-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6273-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7593-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6278-0
  • Series ISSN 1385-0180
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Science
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Reviews

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)