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Knowledge, Power and Nature 1500-1700 - Term 1 Week 2

Seminar Reading

Gadi Algazi, 'Scholars in Households: Refiguring the Learned Habitus, 1480–1550', Science in Context 16, 1-2 (2003): 9-42.

Charles, Nauert, ‘Humanists, Scholastics, and the Struggle to Reform the University of Cologne, 1523-1525,’ in ibid. Humanism and Renaissance Civilisation (London: Routledge, 2012), pp.

Nutton, Vivian, ‘Medical Humanism: Ferrara, 1464-1555’, Renaissance Studies, 11,1 (1997): 2–19.

Seminar/Essay Questions

What was new about humanism?

Where humanists ‘revolutionisers’? What were their aims?

Was all the ‘fuss’ about humanists only about their ideas and ideals of learning?

What was a scholar's identity around 1500?

Further Reading

Bylebyl, Jerome, ‘The Manifest and the Hidden in the Renaissance Clinic’ in, Medicine and the Five Senses, ed. by William F. Bynum and Roy Porter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 40-60.

Chapman, Andrew, ‘Astrological Medicine’, in Charles Webster (eds.), Health, Medicine and Mortality in the Sixteenth Century (Cambridge, 1979), pp. 175-300.

Copenhaver, Brian, ‘Did Science Have a Renaissance?,’ Isis 83 (1992): 387-407

Cunningham, Andrew, The Anatomical Renaissance: The Resurrection of the Anatomical Projects of the Ancients (Aldershot, 1997).

Cunningham, Andrew/French, Roger, Before Science: The Invention of the Friar’s Natural Philosophy (Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1996).

Grafton, Anthony, Jardine, Lisa, From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and Liberal Arts in Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Europe (Cambridge, Mass., 1986)

Grant, Edward, The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages: Their Religious, Institutions, and Intellectual Context (Cambridge, 1996).

-- ‘Aristotelianism and the Longlivity of the Medieval World View’, History of Science 16 (1978): 93-106.

-- ‘Aristotle and Aristotelianism’, in Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, ed. by Gary B. Ferngren (Baltimore, 2002), pp. 33-46.

Harkness, Deborah E., ‘Managing an Experimental Household: The Dees of Mortlake and the Practice of Natural Philosophy’, in History of Women in the Sciences. Readings from Isis, ed. by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (Chicago, 1999), pp. 23-38.

Kristeller, Paul Oskar, ‘The Humanist Movement’ and ‘Humanism and Scholasticism in the Italian Renaissance’, both in Kristeller, Renaissance Thought: The Classic, Scholastic and Humanist Strains (New York, 1961).

Kraye, Jill, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism (Cambridge, 1996).

Lindberg, David C., The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophy, Religion, and institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450 (Chicago, 1992).

Nutton, Vivian, ‘Greek Science in the Sixteenth-Century Renaissance’, in Renaissance and Revolution: Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers, ed. by J.V. Field and Frank A.L.L. James (Cambridge, 1993), pp. 15-28.

Wagner, David L., ed., The Seven Liberal Arts in the Middle Ages (Bloomington, 1983).

Wear Andrew, ‘Epistemology and Learned Medicine in Early Modern Europe’, in Knowledge and Scholarly Medical Traditions, ed. by Don Bates (Cambridge), pp. 151-174.

Wear, Andrew/French, Roger K/Lonie, I.M., (eds.), The Medical Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century (Cambridge, 1998).