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Books of secrets : natural philosophy in England, 1550-1600 / Allison Kavey.

By: Kavey, Allison, 1977-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, c2007Description: x, 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780252032097 (cloth : alk. paper); 0252032098 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Philosophy -- Great Britain -- History | Philosophy, English -- History | Philosophy, British -- History | Philosophy and science -- HistoryDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents only
Introduction: telling secrets -- Printing secrets -- Roger Bacon, Robert Greene's Friar Bacon, and the secrets of art and nature -- Structuring secrets for sale -- Secrets gendered : femininity and feminine knowledge in books of secrets -- Secrets bridled, gentlemen trained -- Conclusion: A secret by any other name.
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5(02):93 COMMUNICATING Communicating chemistry : 5(02):93 CULTURE Culture and science in the nineteenth-century media / 5(02):93 GROSS Communicating science : 5(02):93 KAVEY Books of secrets : 5(02):93 KNIGHT Natural science books in English, 1600-1900 / 5(02):93 LAFOLLETTE Making science our own : 5(02):93 LANGUAGES Languages of nature :

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-194) and index.

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