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Robert Boyle and the Scientific Revolution - a Short Bibliography for Teachers

This is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography in the full scholarly sense; it merely lists a selection of secondary sources, many of which are easily accessible, that interested teachers may wish to consult.

General Material on the Scientific Revolution

P. Dear, Revolutionising the Sciences: European Knowledge and its Ambitions 1500-1700 (Basingstoke, 2001)

A. R. Hall, The Revolution in Science, 1500-1700 (London, 1983)

J. Henry, The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science, Studies in European History (2 nd edn., Basingstoke, 2002)

M. Hunter, 'Science in Seventeenth Century England', History Today , 34:2 (1984), 39-41

L. Jardine, Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution (London, 1999)

D. Lindberg, The Beginnings of Western Science: the European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious and Institutional Context, 600 BC to AD 1450 (Chicago, 1992)

M. Oster ed., Science in Europe, 1500-1800: a Primary Sources Reader (Basingstoke, 2002)

M. Oster ed., Science in Europe, 1500-1800: a Secondary Sources Reader (Basingstoke, 2002)

P. Rossi , The Birth of Modern Science (Oxford, 2000)

S. Shapin, The Scientific Revolution (Chicago, 1996)

The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy / edited by Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers ; with the assistance of Roger Ariew and Alan Gabbey. (Cambridge, 2003)

John Henry, Knowledge is Power: Francis Bacon and the Method of Science (2002)

Historiography on the Scientific Revolution

H. F. Cohen, The Scientific Revolution. A Historiographical Inquiry (Chicago, 1994)

M. Hunter, 'The Debate Over Science', in The Restored Monarchy 1660-1688 , Problems in Focus series ed. J. R. Jones (London, 1979)

M. Hunter, 'Scientific Change: its Setting and Stimuli', in B. Coward (ed)., A Companion to Stuart Britain (Oxford, 2003), pp. 214-230.

D. C. Lindberg, 'Conceptions of the Scientific Revolution from Bacon to Butterfield', in Lindberg and Westman eds, Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge, 1990)

S. Pumfrey, 'The Scientific Revolution', in M. Bentley ed., Companion to Historiography (London, 1997)

R. Porter, 'The Scientific Revolution: a Spoke in the Wheel', in R. Porter and M. Teich (eds), Revolution in History (Cambridge, 1986)

J. A. Schuster, 'The Scientific Revolution', in R.C.Olby et al. (eds), Companion to the History of Modern Science (London, 1990), 217-42

Material on the Royal Society and Science in England

M. Hunter, The Royal Society and its Fellows 1660-1700 , British Society for the History of Science Monographs, 4 (2 nd edn., Oxford, 1994)

M. Hunter, 'The Significance of the Royal Society', in M. Hunter, Science and Society in Restoration England (Cambridge, 1981), pp. 32-58.

C. Webster, The Great Instauration: Science, Medicine and Reform 1626-1660 (London, 1975)

R. S. Westfall, Science and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England (reprinted, Ann Arbor, 1973)

Material on Robert Boyle

Bibliography of Writings on Boyle Published since 1940', in M. Hunter ed., Robert Boyle Reconsidered (Cambridge, 1994), pp. 215-226.

M. Boas Hall (ed), Robert Boyle on Natural Philosophy (Bloomington, Ind., 1965)

M. Boas Hall (ed), Robert Boyle and Seventeenth-Century Chemistry (Cambridge, 1958)

M. Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle by Himself and His Friends (London, 1994)

M. Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle Reconsidered (Cambridge, 1994)

R. E. W. Maddison, The Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle, F.R.S. (London, 1969)

L. Principe, The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and his Alchemical Quest (Princeton, 1998)

R-M. Sargent, The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment (Chicago, 1995)

S. Shapin and S. Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life (Princeton, 1985)

S. Shapin, A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth Century England (Chicago, 1994)

Dictionaries, Works of Reference and Background Reading/Standard Textbooks on the Stuart Age

H. Muir, Larousse Dictionary of Scientists (1994)

W. F. Bynum, E. J. Browne and R. Porter eds, Dictionary of the History of Science (London, 1983)

A. Isaacs et al., Oxford Dictionary of Science (Oxford, 1999)

C. P. Hill, Who's Who in Stuart Britain (London, 1988)

J. Wroughton ed., The Longman Companion to the Stuart Age (1997)

J. Gregory and J. Stevenson, The Longman Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century, 1688-1820 (1999)

P. Corsi and P. Weindling, Information Sources in the History of Science and Medicine (London, 1983)

B. Coward, The Stuart Age: a History of England 1603-1714 3rd edition (2003)

B. Coward ed., A Companion to Stuart Britain , Blackwell Companions to British History (2003)

P. T. Durbin ed., A Guide to the Culture of Science, Technology and Medicine (New York, 1980)

L. K. J. Glassey ed., The Reigns of Charles II and James VII and II , Problems in Focus series (London, 1997)

R. Hyde, The A to Z of Restoration London , London Topographical Society Publications, 126 (London, 1992)

J. Morrill ed., The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain (Oxford, 1996)

L. Picard, Restoration London (London, 1997)