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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... different ideas about the relationship between women, science, animals, and ethics coexisted. Before writing “The Moral Zoologist,” Murry was already famous for her conduct book Mentoria (1778), because it featured advice and information about geography, religion, and history in dialogues between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... available for the public good. 91. For a study on the nineteenth-century images of Newton, see Rebekah Higgitt, Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2007). 90. London Chronicle 1,347 (6–8 August 1765...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., arts and sciences (1752). Ballard has a contested legacy in women’s literary history: many critics draw attention to the exemplary bias in his collection and question his rhetorical aims. However, this article presents new manuscript evidence suggesting that Ballard’s initial research for the project...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of improving sociability with Steele's periodical in relation to such topics of local concern as London's relation to the regions, religion, politics, and the improving potential of conversation, there were also important areas of difference, notably the society's commitment to science and antiquarianism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., fol.8r. 50. C. J. Wright, “Holland House and the Fashionable Pursuit of Science: A Nineteenth-Century Cabinet of Curiosities,” Journal of the History of Collections 1 (1989): 97–102, especially 97–98. 49. T. Faulkner and B. West, History and Antiquities of Kensington (London: T...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2003
... “retarded provincial cultural development”: Ian Inkster, “Aspects of the History of Science and Science Culture in Britain, 1780–1850 and Beyond,” in Metropolis and Province: Science in British Culture, 1780–1850, ed. Ian Inkster and Jack B. Morrell (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1983), 38...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 1830 (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 2017). Pp. 256. $45 Over seventy years ago, Marjorie Hope Nicolson s Newton Demands the Muse: Newton s Opticks and the Eighteenth- Century Poets (1946) founded a tradition of literary criticism that was informed by the history of science and studies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
... culture; the carni- valesque and commedia dell arte; the history of science and showmanship; and depictions of death and the afterlife. Both prints and theater have spectacle in common, she argues, and are subject to all the anxieties and benefits of presenting and representing vision (219). Giving due...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... American Literatures (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2003), 160  –  ­68. 2. Voltaire, Candide (New York: Modern Library, 1992). 3. Juan Pimentel, “Baroque Natures: Juan E. Nieremberg, American Wonders, and Preterimperial Natural History,” in Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of objects gathered in the collections curieuses, they seem to elude categorization. Historians of art, such as Krzysztof Pomian and Antoine Schnapper, have focused on the art col- lecting, while historians of natural history and science such as Yves Lais- sus, Peter Dance, and Paula Findlen have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., and then gradually gained control over it by domes- tication of animals, agricultural development, and astronomy. Buffon here went into great detail about how, from small beginnings, human science advanced to the modern ability to create new species of plants and animals (Buffon, Natural History, 9:381 – 410...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is, therefore, deeply intertwined with colonialism, but “colonial science” is a relatively new topic of histori- cal inquiry.22 As Regourd observes, whereas “the extraordinary prosperity of the French colonies of the Caribbean . . . rested fundamentally on agri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
... through the Sydney Intellectual History Network, the Putting Periodization to Use Research Group, the Power Institute, the School of Literature, Arts, and Media, the Faculty of Architecture, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. External sponsors included the National Library of Australia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... unmoved. . . . ​My dear husband . . .melted with sympathy at the affecting scene39 Questions like these remind us that writers from Dennis to Wordsworth defined poetry as “the history and science of the feelings” and point to new ways of looking at the ever-evolving relationship between structures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
...   Eighteenth-Century Life a great prince of the Celtic periphery, the Gaedhealtacht, was never quite so influential. Roger Emerson is an American who moved to a post in a Canadian uni- versity. From 1979, he began to produce articles on the history of science and medicine in the Scottish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... is there). It seems clear to this reviewer that Thompson is the Boylean experimentalist par excellence, and so there is per- haps more to say about how corpuscular science (or other forms of thought that emerge in the work in the revisionist history of science and natural philosophy) indicates a way of reading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
... generally, to people working in the history of science. M ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of hands from the punitive idea of labor, and in rejecting the hierarchy of head to hand, Defoe is drawing on two important elements of his intellectual world: the new science and the georgic “revolution.” And in attending to details of work, to process and method, Defoe creates pos- sibilities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... acknowledges the importance of eighteenth-­century ballooning for the histories of science and ideas, but emphasizes the literary possibilities afforded by this new mode of transportation, a mode represented chiefly in letters. Basing her discussion on the writings of the late eighteenth-­century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Literature (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview, 2004). Pp. 376. $27.95 paper. ISBN 1-5511-352-x Kim, Mi Gyung. Affi nity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution. Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology (Cambridge: MIT, 2003). Pp. 613. 16 ills...