Daughters of alchemy : women and scientific culture in early modern Italy / Meredith K. Ray.
Many women were at the vanguard in the era of the scientific revolution, deeply invested in empirical culture, yet their names are largely unknown. Ray's study begins with Caterina Sforza's alchemical recipes; examines the sixteenth-century vogue for "books of secrets"; and looks...
Cambridge, Massachusetts :
Harvard University Press,
|Series:||I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.