The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution by ProQuest


The Jewel House is dius a kind of historical ethnography of communities of naturalists, instrument makers, medical practitioners, matiiematicians, alchemists, and general investigators of natural phenomena, how they interacted with each other, and how this interaction was nurtured by the lively and cosmopolitan community of Elizabethan London. Based on an impressive command of archival, print, and manuscript sources, Harkness paints compelling and humane portraits of a large number of minor or largely unknown scientific practitioners.

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