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The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Hjalmar Fors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a book about how the modern notion of materiality was established during the period c. 1680-1760. It studies what natural philosophers engaged in chemistry and mineralogy said about phenomena ... More


Hacia una conclusión: Comparing Metals, Materials, and Ideas across Archives

Allison Margaret Bigelow

in Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654386
eISBN:
9781469654409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654386.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reviews the major methodological and theoretical approaches used in Mining Language, at once concluding the book and gesturing toward future research directions in the fields of history ... More


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