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Träume des 17. Jahrhunderts

Eine wunderschöne Tabelle, die in Georg Andreas Böcklers “Nützliche Hauß- und Feld-Schule” von 1678 zu finden ist. Viel Spass beim Traumdeuten!

Buch im Bild

Bei einem Besuch im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum hier in Köln habe ich dieses Bild entdeckt: Ein kleines Bild, das eine lesende ältere Frau in einer Küche zeigt. Bei genauerem Hinschauen…

Seine Welt wissen

Ich habe mir kürzlich den Ausstellungskatalog zur Ausstellung “Seine Welt wissen – Enzyklopädien in der Frühen Neuzeit” zugelegt. Dieser Katalog gibt einen tollen Überblick über die verschiedenen Themen…

Ann Blair, Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age

This exciting recent book deals with one of my favourite topics – the organisation of knowledge. I particularly enjoyed reading chapter 2 on Note-Taking as Information Management. Ann…

The Birth of Cultural Awareness: Shifts in German Translation Theory During the Long 18th Century

The early 18th century saw an expansion of published translations in German speaking territories, which soon accounted for approximately one third of the books available on the market….

Lorraine Daston and Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observation

Working on the history of science, I came across this excellent and thought-provoking new book. If you are interested in a long-durée perspective on the changing regimes of…

Gaetano Giulio Zumbo and the Interconnections between Art and Science in the 17th century

On a visit to Italy in 1775, the Marquis de Sade made a bizarre encounter in a Florentine museum: You see a tomb full of corpses, through which…

Medical Books at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

I am currently in Florence and have just visited the astonishing Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in the cloister of San Lorenzo. Since I have been studying the history of…

The Accumulation, Standardisation, and Transfer of Knowledge: Eucharius Rößlin’s Der Swangern Frauwen und hebamen Rosegarten

The introduction of the printing press at the middle of the 15th century was one of the most important catalysts for fundamental political, social, and scientific changes. In…

Defining Magic: Giambattista della Porta’s Magia Naturalis and the Relationship Between Natural Secrets and Scientific Knowledge

The early modern period saw a fundamental redefinition of the concept of science. Ancient and medieval approaches towards the production of knowledge were either modified or abandoned, and…