An Early Modernist’s Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Blair, Ann M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-02T15:05:59Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Blair, Ann. 2004. An early modernist’s perspective. Isis 95(3): 420–430. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0021-1753 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3373454
dc.description.abstract Historians of science can gain new insights into the material practices and intellectual trajectories of natural philosophers by attending to evidence of what they read and how. From the time of the early modern period we have sources not often extant for earlier periods, including manuscript reading notes, kept in separate notebooks or in the margins of books, and advice books on how to read. From this variety of sources we can piece together evidence (though generally not a complete picture) about the reading habits peculiar to individuals as well as those widely shared in a given cultural context, including ways of relying on the reading of others; by attending to traces of reading we can also learn more about the reception of particular scientific works. The history of reading broadens the range of questions the historian of science can pose to analyze a scientific work in its historical context. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship History en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/428961 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title An Early Modernist’s Perspective en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Isis en_US
dash.depositing.author Blair, Ann M.
dc.date.available 2009-11-02T15:05:59Z

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