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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan

Abstract

This book provides a survey of the practices of science in the Spanish and Portuguese empires from 1500 to 1800. Authored by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the United States, Latin America, and Europe, it consists of fifteen chapters, as well as an introduction and an afterword by scholars in the field. The topics discussed include navigation, exploration, cartography, natural sciences, technology, and medicine.

Keywords: practices of science, Spanish empire, Portuguese empire, navigation, exploration, cartography, natural sciences, technology, medicine, colonial Latin America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804753586
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniela Bleichmar, editor

Paula De Vos, editor

Kristin Huffine, editor

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Introduction

JORGE CAÑIZARES-ESGUERRA

Part I Reassessing the Role of Iberia in Early Modern Science

Chapter Two Portuguese Imperial Science, 1450–1800

PALMIRA FONTES DA COSTA AND HENRIQUE LEITÃO

Part II New Worlds, New Sciences

Part III Knowledge Production: Local Contexts, Global Empires

Part IV Commerce, Curiosities, and the Circulation of Knowledge

Afterword

NOBLE DAVID COOK AND ALEXANDRA PARMA COOK

Reference Matter

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