Daughters of Alchemy

Daughters of Alchemy

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Meredith Ray shows that women were at the vanguard of empirical culture during the Scientific Revolution. They experimented with medicine and alchemy at home and in court, debated cosmological discoveries in salons and academies, and in their writings used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for womena€™s intellectual equality to men.... from a pro-woman perspective while at the same time incorporating the new language of scientific invention.127 Recasting pastoral tropes, Arcadia recounts the story of the princess Ersilia, forced through a series of events to cross-dress asanbsp;...

Title:Daughters of Alchemy
Author:Meredith K. Ray
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2015-04-06


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