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Book Announcement: Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science

Book Announcement: Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science Edited by Donald L. Opitz, Staffan Bergwik, Brigitte Van Tiggelen Announcing Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science, edited by Donald L. Opitz, Staffan Bergwik, Brigitte Van Tiggelen. The fourteen chapters of this volume directly challenge the strong historiographical opposition between science and domesticity by analysing the […]

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Book Announcement: A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins

A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins Edited by Julie Davies and Michael Pickering Announcing the second volume in the Melbourne Historical Journal Research Series: A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins. This collection of essays by students, past and present, from the University of Melbourne celebrates the life and scholarly work of Professor Charles Zika. It commemorates […]

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Book Announcement: From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy

From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy: the stamp of inutility Marco Solinas (Florence University) Announcing a new book by Marco Solinas that will be of interest to many ISIH members: From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy: the stamp of inutility (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic […]

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Book Announcement: From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth

From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth By Alex Gourevitch From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth by Alex Gourevitch (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University) reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These ‘labor republicans’ derived their definition of freedom from a long tradition of political theory dating […]

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The Art of Experimental Natural History: Francis Bacon in Context

Book Announcement: The Art of Experimental Natural History: Francis Bacon in Context Dana Jalobeanu Francis Bacon introduced his contemporaries to a new way of investigating nature. He called it  “natural and experimental history.” Despite its rather traditional name, Bacon’s natural and experimental history was a new discipline: it comprised new ideas, new practices and new models […]

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Book Announcement: The Testosterone Hypothesis

The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization Roy Barzilai THE TESTOSTERONE HYPOTHESIS: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization is Roy Barzilai’s next provocative book, following last year’s release of THE OBJECTIVE BIBLE: Western Civilization’s Struggle for Philosophic Liberation from a Herd-Mentality and Pagan Mysticism. Tel Aviv, May 1, 2015. Dibrah […]

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Book Discount: God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish

20% Discount: God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish Edited by Brandie R. Siegfired and Lisa T. Sarasohn Members of the International Society for Intellectual History are entitled to a 20% discount on God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish, edited by Brandie R. Siegfried and Lisa T. Sarasohn, when ordering […]

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New Book: Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle

Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle commerce, civilisation, empire Edité par: Antoine Lilti and Céline Spector Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle: commerce, civilisation, empire Edité par Antoine Lilti et Céline Spector. Si l’Europe est considérée comme le berceau de la civilisation occidentale, c’est bien au XVIIIe siècle qu’elle est devenue un enjeu philosophique, historique et politique majeur. Cet […]

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How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World

New Book: How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World: The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution Nicholas Maxwell A book that I have recently published may be of interest to members of the intellectual history community. It is called How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World: The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution […]

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The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence

New Book: The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence Brian Jeffrey Maxson Brian Jeffrey Maxson’s The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence (Cambridge University Press, 2013) offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian […]

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