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AbstractContributing to the merging fields of art history, visual culture, and history of science, this article brings forward Carlo Ruini’s (1530–1598) equine anatomical treatise Dell’Anotomia et dell’Infermità del Cavallo (1598). The introduction of Ruini’s epistemic imagery, specifically a...
AbstractThis paper explores the ways in which Indian snakes were represented through natural history paintings along with textual taxonomic descriptions—a principal means of modern “exploratory experimentation” in early British India. It specifically examines Patrick Russell’s scientific...
AbstractOver the course of the seventeenth century, two representations of Stonehenge—one published in William Camden’s Britannia (1600) and the other in Inigo Jones’s Stone-heng Restored (1655)—were invoked repeatedly in an intensifying debate over the monument’s origins. This debate engaged...
AbstractThis essay discusses how the traditional Chinese geographical concept Nine Domains (Jiufu 九服) was applied in Yixing’s 一行 (683–727) large-scale gnomonic survey of the Tang dynasty. Yixing’s surveying method is reconstructed by comparing textual records with schematic delineations. This...
AbstractThis contribution presents the edition and translation of a new manuscript witness to the Arabic tradition of Galenic summaries On urine (MS Collegesville, Minnesota HMML olm 00041). Uroscopy appears to be a complementary diagnostic element in ancient medicine, which gained increasing...
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