Daughters Of Alchemy: Women And Scientific Culture In Early Modern Italy
by Meredith K. Ray /
2015 / English / PDF
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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 womens intellectual equality to men.