Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe by Kathryn A. Edwards

By Kathryn A. Edwards

whereas pre-modern Europe is frequently noticeable as having an 'enchanted' or 'magical' worldview, the entire implications of such labels stay erratically explored. Witchcraft, demonology, and debates over pious practices have supplied the most avenues for treating these topics, yet integrating them with different actions and concepts noticeable as forming an enchanted Europe has confirmed to be a way more tough activity. This assortment bargains one approach to demystifying this international of daily magic. Integrating case experiences and extra theoretical responses to the mystical and preternatural, the authors right here reveal that what we predict of as awesome was once usually accredited as valid, if strange, occurrences or practices. of their therapy of and attitudes in the direction of spirit-assisted treasure-hunting, magical recipes, trials for sanctity, and visits by means of mother or father angels, early smooth Europeans confirmed extra attractiveness of and luxury with the intense than smooth students often recognize. Even witchcraft may be extra pervasive and not more threatening than many sleek interpretations recommend. Magic was once either mundane and mysterious in early smooth Europe, and the witches who practiced it may in lots of methods be particularly traditional individuals in their groups. The brilliant situations defined during this quantity should still make the reader query how one can distinguish the normal and awesome and the level to which these phrases must be redefined for an early glossy context. they need to additionally make extra quick an international within which magic was once a regular occurrence.

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Negotiating Clerical Identities: Priests, Monks and by J. Thibodeaux

By J. Thibodeaux

Clerics within the center a while have been subjected to differing beliefs of masculinity, either from in the Church and from lay society. The historians during this quantity interrogate the which means of masculine id for the medieval clergy, via contemplating quite a lot of resources, time classes and geographical contexts.

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Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity by Rebecca Lemov

By Rebecca Lemov

Just many years prior to the sunrise of the electronic age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan got down to construct the biggest database of sociological details ever assembled. It was once the mid-1950s, and social scientists have been entranced via the human insights promised through Rorschach exams and different cutting edge medical protocols. Kaplan, in addition to anthropologist A. I. Hallowell and a staff of researchers, sought out a diversified variety of non-European matters between distant and principally non-literate peoples around the world. Recording their goals, tales, and innermost concepts in an enormous database, Kaplan estimated destiny researchers gaining access to the information during the state-of-the-art Readex desktop. shortly, even if, technological advancements and the obsolescence of the theoretical framework rendered the undertaking beside the point, and at last it used to be forgotten.

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Minhas recordações (Portuguese Edition) by Francisco de Paula Ferreira de Rezende,Mary del

By Francisco de Paula Ferreira de Rezende,Mary del Priore,Octavio Tarquínio de Sousa

Escrito em 1887 e lançado em 1944, este foi apontado como “o melhor livro brasileiro de memórias do século XIX” pelo crítico Antonio Candido, que acrescentou: “Ferreira de Rezende é um escritor direto e aparentemente tosco; mas o seu estilo, unusual e unique, é uma espécie de revelação constante da realidade (...). Minhas recordações [são um] exemplo da capacidade demonstrada por tantos mineiros de, inserindo o ecu no mundo, mostrar os aspectos mais universais nas manifestações mais particulares”. Com prefácio de Octavio Tarquínio de Souza e introdução de Cássio Barbosa de Rezende, esta segunda edição, mais de seis décadas depois, ganha prefácio de Mary del Priore.

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Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map (MIT Press) by Katy Börner

By Katy Börner

Maps of actual areas find us on the earth and aid us navigate unusual routes. Maps of topical areas aid us visualize the level and constitution of our collective wisdom; they show bursts of task, pathways of principles, and borders that beg to be crossed. This booklet, from the writer of Atlas of Science, describes the ability of topical maps, delivering readers with ideas for visualizing wisdom and providing as examples 40 large-scale and greater than a hundred small-scale full-color maps. this present day, info literacy is changing into as very important as language literacy. Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of information, assisting us to make feel of knowledge, attach principles, and make larger judgements in actual time. In Atlas of Knowledge, best visualization professional Katy Börner makes the case for a structures technological know-how method of technology and know-how reviews and explains differing types and degrees of study. Drawing on fifteen years of educating and power improvement, she introduces a theoretical framework intended to lead readers via consumer and job research; facts education, research, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the translation of technological know-how maps. To exemplify the framework, the Atlas beneficial properties remarkable and enlightening new maps from the preferred "Places & areas: Mapping technology" convey that variety from "Key occasions within the improvement of the Video Tape Recorder" to "Mobile Landscapes: situation information from cellphones for city research" to "Literary Empires: Mapping Temporal and Spatial Settings of Victorian Poetry" to "Seeing criteria: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe." She additionally discusses the potential influence of technological know-how maps at the perform of science.

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The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis (Cambridge by Richard A. Richards

By Richard A. Richards

there's long-standing war of words between systematists approximately the best way to divide biodiversity into species. Over twenty varied species techniques are used to team organisms, in keeping with standards as different as morphological or molecular similarity, interbreeding and genealogical relationships. This, mixed with the consequences of evolutionary biology, increases the concern that both there's no unmarried type of species, or that species will not be actual. This booklet surveys the background of considering species from Aristotle to trendy systematics with a purpose to comprehend the foundation of the matter, and advocates an answer in response to the belief of the department of conceptual exertions, wherein species thoughts functionality in several methods - theoretically and operationally. It additionally considers comparable subject matters corresponding to individuality and the metaphysics of evolution, and the way medical phrases get their that means. this significant addition to the present debate may be crucial for philosophers and historians of technological know-how, and for biologists.

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Science Policy Up Close by John H. Marburger III,Robert P. Crease

By John H. Marburger III,Robert P. Crease

In a profession that integrated Presidential technological know-how consultant to George W. Bush, John Marburger stood at the entrance line of battles that pulled technological know-how deep into the political enviornment. technological know-how controversies, he chanced on, are by no means with reference to technology. As his reflections convey, technological know-how can not be protected from public scrutiny and executive supervision.

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Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the by Alexander C.T. Geppert,Alexander C. T. Geppert

By Alexander C.T. Geppert,Alexander C. T. Geppert

Imagining Outer Space makes a charming develop into the cultural background of outer house and extraterrestrial lifestyles within the eu mind's eye. How was once outer house conceived and communicated? What delivers of interplanetary enlargement and cosmic colonization propelled the venture of human spaceflight to the leading edge of twentieth-century modernity? In what method has West-European astroculture been stricken by the continual exploration of outer area? Tracing the thriving curiosity in spatiality to early makes an attempt at exploring imaginary worlds past our personal, the booklet analyzes touch issues among technology and fiction from a transdisciplinary standpoint and examine

s websites and events the place utopian photographs and futuristic applied sciences contributed to the omnipresence of fantasmatic suggestion. Bringing jointly cutting-edge paintings during this rising box of ancient study, the amount breaks new flooring within the historicization of the gap Age.

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Newton and Newtonianism: New Studies (International Archives by J.E. Force,S. Hutton

By J.E. Force,S. Hutton

Sir Isaac Newton's pre-eminence within the historical past of technological know-how is still ?xed, but the image which we've got of the total guy, and of the in?uence of his wide-ranging mind, has been altering swiftly as students have incre- ingly taken attention of these points of Newton's concept hitherto hidden in his unpublished manuscripts. before everything of the 3rd millennium, we ?nd ourselves poised to release the best revolution but in Newton experiences as a global group of students has been assembled to submit all of Newton's generally scattered unpublished papers. The William Andrews Clark Memorial LibraryhasbeenassociatedwiththeworldofNewtonianscholarshipforsome yearsthroughitspurchase, in1961, ofanimportantmanuscript("Paradoxical Questions relating ye morals & activities of Athanasius & his followers") and during its lengthy organization with Professor Richard H. Popkin (U. C. L. A. ) and Professor James E. strength (University of Kentucky). during the g- th th erous sponsorship of either the U. C. L. A. heart for 17 - and 18 -Century reviews and the U. C. L. A. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library-which areunderthedirectionofProfessorPeterH. Reill-ProfessorsForceandP- kinwereabletostageaseriesofClarkLibraryconferencesdevotedtoNewton in the course of the Nineties. The papers brought at those meetings advanced right into a sequence of significant edited volumes whose common topic was once the centrality of theological and spiritual principles to Newton's highbrow formation. within the current quantity, this longstanding undertaking maintains. once more due to the th generosityofProfessorReillandtheresourcesoftheU. C. L. A.

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Thomas Kuhn's Revolutions: A Historical and an Evolutionary by James A. Marcum

By James A. Marcum

This re-creation of Thomas Kuhn's Revolution marks the fiftieth anniversary of the book of Kuhn's so much influential paintings. Drawing at the wealthy archival resources at MIT, and interesting totally with present scholarship, James Marcum offers the ancient heritage to the improvement of The constitution of clinical Revolutions.

Exploring the shift Kuhn makes from a ancient to an evolutionary philosophy of technology and studying Kuhn's legacy extensive, Marcum solutions key questions: What precisely was once Kuhn's historiographic revolution and the way did it take place? Why did it have the impression it did? what is going to its destiny effect be for either academia and society? Marcum's solutions construct a brand new portrait of Kuhn: his character, his pedagogical type and the highbrow and social context within which he practiced his alternate.

Thomas Kuhn's Revolution shows how Kuhn transcends the bounds of the philosophy of technology, influencing sociologists, economists, theologians or even coverage makers and politicians. it is a complete old and conceptual creation to the fellow who replaced our knowing of science.

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