Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian by Sandra Cavallo, David Gentilcore

By Sandra Cavallo, David Gentilcore

This assortment, by way of a global group of students, provides fascinating study presently being undertaken on early smooth Italy which questions the normal obstacles of scientific history.

  • Brings jointly historians of drugs and students of alternative backgrounds who're re-visiting the sphere from new views and with the help of cutting edge questions and unexplored sources
  • Explores an important components of intersection among the territory of medication and that of legislations, politics, faith, artwork and fabric tradition and highlights the connections among those it seems that separate fields
  • Challenges our figuring out of what we regard as scientific actions, clinical identities, areas and objects
  • Addresses the learn of scientific careers, scientific identities and areas the place clinical actions have been played e.g. apothecary retailers, courtrooms, convents and museums

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Note that for 1585 Mackenney also records 122 spezierie da grosso, which dealt mainly in edible spices. They are never distinguished from the medical spezierie in the Inquisitors’ files, but every time the latter provide a detailed description, it is clear that they refer to medical shops. 2 Giuseppe Tassini, Curiosità Veneziane (first ed. 1863) (Venice, 1999). 3 For a similar explanation of informal urban toponyms, see David Garrioch, Neighbourhood and Community in Paris, 1740 –1790 (Cambridge, 1986), 27–30.

75 For this resort to professional empiricism, one of the guildsmen took the lead, but apparently it required little special skill to identify or assay ‘false’ candies. Indeed, this sort of manipulation must have been routine for apothecaries. 76 A 70 f. 162. f. 160. 72 ff. 158v, 162, 164. 73 f. 152. 74 ff. 139v, 143v. 75 f. 143, 156, 157v, 160v, 163v, 169v; for tasting, 169v. 76 Witnesses used different words to designate the metal vessel: ‘stagnatino’, ‘cazzoletta di rame’ (ff. 157v, 163v); one mentioned the addition of water (f.

14 Two years later, another trial sheds light on the way in which another pharmacy served as a centre for sociability. Bartolomeo da Marostica, apothecary at the Charity in the western reaches of the city, was denounced for blasphemy. The witnesses included several people who admitted to ‘pratticar’ the pharmacy. ’ He was evidently keen to deny any intimate acquaintance, but considered it acceptable to spend part of his evening leisure time in the pharmacy. 16 THE INQUISITORS OF STATE AND THE PHARMACY AT THE SIGN OF THE SUN Unlike the Holy Office, the Inquisitors of State were an entirely secular magistracy.

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