Proceedings 10

The Globalization of Knowledge in the Iberian Colonial World

Helge Wendt (ed.)
Knowledge of botany, medicine, religion and mining in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies

Knowledge of botany, medicine, religion and mining in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies

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This volume investigates processes of knowledge formation in the Iberian colonies by attempting to understand the Spanish and Portuguese contribution to the European scientific tradition, and by tracing the origins and history of this knowledge to find out how it was gained. The studies in this volume reconsider our understanding of what scientific knowledge is and introduce a variety of scientific cultures of European and non-European origin. They examine the mixing processes of scientific cultures and the role these cultures played in the colonial situation at the intersection of non-human processes and human action. The volume brings together contributions in the history of botany, art, materia medica, translation in the religious sphere of colonial missions as well as mining as a scientific, juridical and industrial endeavor.

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978-3-945561-07-2

Publication Date

June 30, 2016

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Ana Simões, Kostas Gavroglu

Editorial Team

Lindy Divarci, Georg Pflanz, Caroline Frank, Ross Fletcher, Melina Vanni-Gonzalez