Patronage and institutions : science, technology, and medicine at the European court, 1500-1750

edited by Bruce T. Moran

Works dealing with the institutional history of science have usually looked to the formation of scientific societies and academies when defining the social context of an emerging experimental approach to nature. This book takes a different approach, focusing attention on the involvement of princely and royal courts in science, technology and medicine from the late Renaissance to the mid-18th century. Courts and court patronage served to animate or shape scientific, technical or medical ideas and practices in a number of different ways: by defining specialized roles oriented toward the examination of nature; by giving credibility and legitimacy to new ideas; through the assumption of social functions by scientific activity at court; by operating within particular political and commercial interests which affected attitudes toward the study and manipulation of nature; and by encouraging an evolving experimental tradition through certain forms of court ideology. This study of patronage relationships draws information from remaining archival collections, providing an understanding of the styles and expectations of individual courts. It offers an overview of the period and sheds light on the relationship between the tradition of patronage and the formal organization of science in the 17th century.

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  • The economy of scientific exchange in early modern Italy, Paula Findlen
  • Court, academy and printing house - patronage and scientific careers in late-Renaissance Italy, William Eamon
  • patronage of mechanics and theories of impact in 16th-century Italy, W.R.Laird
  • twisting the lion's tail - practice and theory at the court of Henry, Prince of Wales, Lesley B.Cormack
  • paracelsianism and patronage in early modern Denmark, Jole Shackelford
  • living in revolutionary times - medical change under William and Mary, Harold J.Cook
  • the Hapsburg circle, William Ashworth
  • universities and academies in Germany - an overview 1550-1750, Bruce T.Moran
  • the reorganization of science 1450 - 1700, David S.Lux
  • curing the body politic - chemistry and commerce at court 1664-70, Pamela H.Smith
  • the political theory and practice of technology under Louis XIV, Alice Stroup
  • the case of the 18th-century projector - entrepreneurs, engineers and legitimacy at the Hanoverian court in Britain, A.J.G.Cummings and Larry Stewart.

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書名 Patronage and institutions : science, technology, and medicine at the European court, 1500-1750
著作者等 International Congress on the History of Sciences
Moran, Bruce Thomas
Moran Bruce T.
出版元 Boydell Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 261 p., [1] leaf of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0851152856
NCID BA12608510
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国