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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Early modern Portuguese science: two recent publications

Teresa Nobre de Carvalho, Os desafios de Garcia de Orta. Colóquios dos Simples e Drogas da Índia(2015) http://www.esferadocaos.pt/pt/catalogo_detalhe_ensaios249.html * The Cambridge University Library has a copy of Orta’s Coloquios (Goa, 1563) – in fact,          it is Clusius’ … Continue reading

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Una nueva Historia Natural. Primeras noticias ibéricas sobre la naturaleza de las Indias

A truly interdisciplinary and “Iberian” workshop on the history of natural history, organised by Isabel Soler, Emma Sallent, José Pardo-Tomás and Juan Pimentel. I spoke about Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and his “ekphrastic” description of a rare bird from the … Continue reading

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