By Meredith K. Ray
This ebook examines a pivotal second within the heritage of technological know-how and women’s position in it. Meredith Ray deals the 1st in-depth examine and entire English translation of the attention-grabbing correspondence among Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a usual thinker and writer of the epic poem, Scanderbeide (1623), and famed astronomer, Galileo Galilei. Their correspondence, undertaken quickly after the booklet of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, finds how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his aid revising her epic poem, providing, in go back, her endorsement of his contemporary telescopic discoveries. positioned opposed to the colourful and infrequently contentious backdrop of early glossy highbrow and educational tradition, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the medical Revolution used to be, in truth, the made of an extended evolution with roots within the deep connections among literary and clinical exchanges.