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History of science

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History of science (V380): Investigation of the historical development of the sciences in their economic and cultural context. Includes the influence of non-scientific factors and the impact of science on society.

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Document John Aubrey Reading List

A list of books and other resources useful for students attending this course.

Seventeenth century, John Aubrey, History of Medicine, Industrial history, Exploration, English Civil War view
Link BT digital archives

A collection that showcases Britain’s pioneering role in the development of telecommunications and the impact of the technology on society.

Ancient history view
Link Cambridge Digital Library

Over the course of six centuries Cambridge University Library's collections have grown from a few dozen volumes into one of the world's great...

Document Examining the Language of Science in the Prose of William Harvey and the Poetry of Margaret Cavendish, Mintra Tantikijrungruang

This interdisciplinary paper crosses a study of science with a study of literature. It will examine the language of science in a work of...

17th century, History of science, Literature view
Link Francis Bacon, New Atlantis (1626)

The text of New Atlantis by Francis Bacon (1626).

Francis Bacon view
Link J. Aubrey, A. Clark, "Brief lives", chiefly of contemporaries, set down by John Aubrey (Clarendon, 1898), (1 of 2 vols: A-H)

The most scholarly version yet available of John Aubrey's manuscript Brief Lives, albeit slightly bowdlerised to suit victorian tastes.


English Civil War, biography view
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