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Books of Secrets and the culture of how to European World HI320 Intellectual & Technological Change Case Study
... since this blessed press appeared, the great part of people, women as well as men, know how to read; and what is more is that Philosophy and Medicine, and all the other branches of knowledge are abridged and printed in this our mother tongue... the majority, even including women speak about Philosophy, Medicine, Astrology, Mathematics and of as many sciences as there are in the world without being Doctors; and so no one can be deceived any more, since everyone who wants to work his brain a little can be learned [Lionardo Fioravanti, The Mirror of Universal Knowledge (1567)]
An early Italian recipe book (A new work entitled Palace of Recipes… Venice, 1528)
A New Pleasant Work Which Teaches How to Make Various Odoriferous Compositions To Make Any Woman Beautiful… (Venice, 1526)
A pamphlet instructing how to cure yourself of syphilis (1526)
3 how to pamphlets by the same author (handwriting, love letters, table setting)
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