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The Sciences in the European Periphery During the Enlightenment

  • Kostas Gavroglu

Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo
    Pages 1-40
  3. Dimitris Dialetis, Kostas Gavroglu, Manolis Patiniotis
    Pages 41-71
  4. Agustí Nieto-Galan
    Pages 73-94
  5. Luigi Cerruti
    Pages 95-178

About this book


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.


Age of Enlightenment Dante enlightenment scientific revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Kostas Gavroglu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AthensAthensGreece

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