Cagle, Hugh. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal's Empire, 1450-1700. Cambridge UP, 2018

Josiah Blackmore

Abstract


Assembling the Tropics studies the creation of the idea of the "tropics" as a coherent global region in early modern Portuguese empire, using writings on fever, medicine, natural history, plants and drugs, and disease as the basis of analysis.


Keywords


History of Science; Portuguese Empire; Tropical Medicine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21471/jls.v4i1.309

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