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The Jewel House - Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution-logo

The Jewel House - Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution

Deborah E. Harkness

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Bestselling author Deborah E. Harkness explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, barber-surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters, she contends, formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. It was their collaborative, yet often contentious, ethos that helped to develop the ideals of modern scientific research. The Jewel House examines six particularly fascinating episodes of scientific inquiry and dispute in sixteenth-century London, bringing to life the individuals involved and the challenges they faced. These men and women experimented and invented, argued and competed, waged wars in the press, and struggled to understand the complexities of the natural world. Together, their stories illuminate the blind alleys and surprising twists and turns taken as medieval philosophy gave way to the empirical, experimental culture that became a hallmark of the Scientific Revolution.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

51:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:22