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Title Heredity produced : at the crossroads of biology, politics, and culture, 1500-1870 / edited by Staffan Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 496 pages, 2 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Transformations
Contents Heredity : the formation of an epistemic space / Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger -- pt. I : Heredity in the legal context -- From clan to kindred : kinship and the circulation of property in premodern and modern Europe / David Warren Sabean -- Resemblance, paternity and imagination in early modern courts / Silvia De Renzi -- Continuity and death : literature and the law of succession in the nineteenth century / Ulrike Vedder -- pt. II : Heredity and Medicine -- The medical origins of heredity / Carlos López Beltrán -- Erasmus Darwin and the "noble" disease (gout) : conceptualizing heredity and disease in enlightenment England / Phillip K. Wilson -- Degeneration and "alienism" in early nineteenth century France / Laure Cartron -- pt. III : Natural history, breeding and hybridisation -- Figures of inheritance, 1650-1850 / Staffan Müller-Wille -- Duchesne's strawberries : between grower's practices and academic knowledge / Marc J. Ratcliff -- The sheep breeders' view of heredity before and after 1800 / Roger Wood -- pt. IV : Theories of Generation and Evolution -- Speculation and experiment in enlightenment life sciences / Mary Terrall -- Kant on heredity and adaptation / Peter McLaughlin -- The delayed linkage of heredity with the cell theory / François Duchesneau -- On the shoulders of generations : the new epistemology of heredity in the nineteenth century / Ohad S. Parnes -- pt. V : Anthropology -- Las Castas : inter-racial crossing and social structure, 1770-1835 / Renato G. Mazzolini -- Acquired character : the hereditary material of the "self-made man" / Paul White -- "Victor, l'enfant de la forêt" : experiments on heredity in savage children / Nicolas Pethes -- Sui generis : heredity and heritage of genius at the turn of the eighteenth century / Stefan Willer -- Epilogue : The heredity of poetics / Helmuth Müller-Sievers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Heredity -- History.
Genetics -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-
Form Electronic book
Author Müller-Wille, Staffan, 1964-
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg.
ISBN 0262134764 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262280337 (electronic bk.)
9780262134767 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262280334 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)