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HIST 122 DON Journal Article #5 Pamela H. Smith and Paula Findlen, “Commerce and the Representation of Nature in Art and Science,” in Merchants & Marvels: Commerce, Science, and Art in Early Modern Europe, eds. Pamela H. Smith and Paula Findlen (New York: Routledge, 2002) Instructions: Now, this is a bit harder essay to read than some previous one. It does the kind of synthesizing of topics that is characteristic of new Renaissance studies, as I have explained in class. You may have to “google” some of the terms that you do not know. As usual, type the question and then answer it below. This should be about a three-page assignment. 1. Why was Durer’s representation of a rhinoceros that he had never seen significant in the
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Unformatted text preview: rise of science in early modern Europe? 2. According to Findlen and Smith, how were commerce, patronage and the rise of science linked at all levels of early modern European society? 3. Why was first-hand observation critical to the development of new science? What did real-ism in drawing and painting have to do with it? 4. How does new history of science differ from older schools of the history of science? 5. What do Findlen and Smith mean when they say: “Let us imagine Durer as he traveled through Europe, carrying the image of a rhinoceros that never arrived. But of course, it did--and that is the the point of the story”?...
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