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Marco Beretta

Full Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-STO/05 History of Science and Technology

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Publications prior to 2004

BOOKS AND EDITED COLLECTIONS

Marco Beretta. The Alchemy of Glass. Counterfiet, Imitation and Transmutation in Ancient Glassmaking ( Sagamore Beach : Science History Publications/USA, 2009)

Marco Beretta, Antonio Clericuzio, Lawrence Principe ed., The Accademia del Cimento in the European Context (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2009)

Marco Beretta and Francesco Citti ed., Lucrezio. La natura e la scienza (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2008)

Marco Beretta, Karl Grandin and Svante Lindqvist ed., Aurora Torealis. Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honour to Tore Frängsmyr (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2008)

Marco Beretta and Alessandro Tosi ed., Linnaeus in Italy. The Spread of a Revolution in Science (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2007)

Marco Beretta ed. From Private to Public. Natural Collections and Museums (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2005)

Marco Beretta ed.  Lavoisier in Perspective (München: Deutsches Museum, 2005)

Marco Beretta ed. When Glass Matters. Studies in the History of Science and Art from Graeco-Roman Antiquity to the  Early Modern Era (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2004)

Marco Beretta, Paolo Galluzzi and Carlo Triarico ed., Musa Musaei. Studies on Scientific Instruments and Collections in Honour of Mara Miniati (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2003)

Marco Beretta. Imaging a Career in Science: The Iconography of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (Canton Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 2001)

Marco Beretta, Claudio Pogliano and Pietro Redondi ed., Journals and the History of Science (Florence: Leo S.Olschki, 1998)

Marco Beretta, Tore Frängsmyr eds, Sidereus Nuncius & Stella Polaris. Scientific Relations between Italy and Sweden in Early Modern History (Canton Mass., Science History Publications/USA, 1997)

Marco Beretta, Maria Teresa Monti and Felice Mondella ed., Per una storia critica della scienza (Milan: Cisalpino, 1996)

Marco Beretta. Bibliotheca Lavoisieriana: The Catalogue of the Library of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1995)

Marco Beretta. The Enlightenment of Matter: The Definition of Chemistry from Agricola to Lavoisier (Canton Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 1993)

 

EDITIONS OF TEXTS

Marco Beretta. Introduction to and edition of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Mémoires de physiques et de chimie, 2 vols. (Bristol-Chicago: The Thoemmes Press - The University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Marco Beretta. Introduction and commentary to Marsilio Landriani, Ricerche fisiche intorno alla salubrità dell'aria (1774) (Florence: Giunti, 1996)

Marco Beretta. A New Course in Chemistry: Lavoisier's First Chemical Paper (Florence: Leo. S. Olschki, 1994)

 

TEXTBOOKS AND POPULAR BOOKS

Marco Beretta. Storia materiale della scienza dal libro ai laboratori (Milan: Bruno Mondadori, 2002)

Marco Beretta and Karl Grandin ed., A Galvanized Network. Italian-Swedish Relations from Galvani to Nobel (Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2001)

Marco Beretta. Lavoisier: La rivoluzione chimica (Milan: Le Scienze, 1998). Reprinted 2000. Revised edition and translated into German under the title: Lavoisier. Die Revolution der Chemie (Heidelberg: Spektrum der Wissenschaft – Biographie 1999); translated into Dutch with the title Lavoisier. Revolutie in de scheikunde (Amsterdam, 2003)

Marco Beretta The Treasure of Health. From the Omnipotence of Medicinal Herbs to the Atomization of Drugs (Florence: Giunti, 1997) Translated from the Italian first edition entitled Il tesoro della salute. Dall'onnipotenza dei semplici all'atomizzazione del farmaco (Florence: Giunti, 1997)

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Marco Beretta and Giovanni Di Pasquale ed., Vitrum. Il vetro fra arte e scienza nel mondo romano (Florence: Giunti, 2004) translated into French with the title Arts et sciences. Le verre dans l'Empire romain (Florence: Giunti, 2006)

Marco Beretta. The Starry Messenger and the Polar Star: Scientific Relations between Italy and Sweden from 1500 to 1800 (Florence: Giunti, 1995)

Marco Beretta. “Chimie et minéralogie” in Le Soleil et l'étoile du nord: la France et la Suède au XVIIIe siècle (Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1994), pp. 231-233

Marco Beretta. A History of Non-Printed Science: A Select Catalogue of the Waller Collection (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1993)

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Marco Beretta. “Leonardo and Lucretius” submitted to Rinascimento

Marco Beretta. “Turning Chemistry into Natural Philosophy? Lavoisier and Newton” in Te Reception of Isaac Newton in Europe, Scott Mandelbrote and Helmut Pulte ed. forthcoming (London: Continuum Press)

Marco Beretta. “Usi scientifici della cera nell'antichità” Quaderni Storici, 130 (2009):15-34

Marco Beretta. “Lucretius as Hidden Auctoritas of the Cimento” in The Accademia del Cimento in the European Context , Marco Beretta, Antonio Clericuzio, Lawrence Principe ed., (Science History Publications/USA, 2009), pp. 1-16.

Marco Beretta. “Gli scienziati e l'edizione del De rerum natura” in Lucrezio. La natura e la scienza, Marco Beretta and Francesco Citti ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2008), pp. 177-224

Marco Beretta. “Towards an Archaeology of Scientific Knowledge: Museums and the History of Science” in Research and Museums, Görel Cavalli-Björkman and Svante Lindqvist ed. (Stockholm: the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Nobel Museum, 2008), pp. 116-134

Marco Beretta. “Enlightenment in Antiquity? Progress and Evolution in the Vth book of Lucretius' De rerum Natura” in Aurora Torealis. Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honour to Tore Frängsmyr, Marco Beretta, Karl Grandin and  Svante Lindqvist ed. (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2008), pp. 1-12

Marco Beretta. “Lucrezio e la chimica.” Automata. Journal of Nature, Science and Technology in the Ancient World , 2 (2007):39-56

Marco Beretta. “Linneans in Italy. The Case of Johann Jakob Ferber” in Linnaeus in Italy. The Spread of a Revolution in Science, Marco Beretta and Alessandro Tosi ed. (Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2007), pp. 123-145

Marco Beretta. “Collected, Analyzed, Displayed: Lavoisier and Minerals” in From Private to Public. Natural Collections and Museums, Marco Beretta ed. (Sagamore Beach Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 2005), pp. 113-140

Marco Beretta. “Una musa per la chimica? Marie Anne Paulze-Lavoisier e la scienza del suo tempo” in, Scienza a due voci, Raffaella Simili ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olshcki, 2006), pp. 87-109

Marco Beretta. “Between Nature and Technology: Glass in Ancient Chemical Philosophy” in When Glass Matters. Studies in the History of Science and Art from Graeco-Roman Antiquity to the Early Modern Era, Marco Beretta ed. (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2004), pp. 1-30

Marco Beretta. “From the Eye to the Eye-Glass. A Pre-History of Spectacles” in When Glass Matters. Studies in the History of Science and Art from Graeco-Roman Antiquity to the Early Modern Era, Marco Beretta ed. (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2004), pp. 249-282

Marco Beretta. “The Revival of Lucretian Atomism and Contagious Diseases during the Renaissance.” Medicina nei Secoli. Arte e Scienza , 15 (2003):129-154

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier's Collection of Instruments: a Checkered History” in Musa Musaei. Studies on Scientific Instruments and Collections in Honour of Mara Miniati, Marco Beretta, Paolo Galluzzi and Carlo Triarico ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2003), pp. 313-334

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier and his Last Printed Work: the Mémoires de physique et de chimie (1805).” Annals of Science, 58 (200 1):327-356

Marco Beretta. “From Nollet to Volta: Lavoisier and Electricity.” Revue d'histoire des sciences , 54 (2001):29-52

Marco Beretta. “Pneumatics vs. Aerial Medicine ? Salubrity and Respirability of Air at the End of the 18th Century.” Nuova Voltiana. Studies on Volta and His Time, 2 (2000):49-72

Marco Beretta. “At the Source of Western Science: The Organization of the Experimentalism at the Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667).”  Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 54 (2000):131-151

Marco Beretta. “Dalla rigenerazione animale alla fisiologia della respirazione: il dialogo tra Lavoisier e Spallanzani” in La sfida della modernità. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi nel bicentenario della morte di Lazzaro Spallanzani, Walter Bernardi and Marta Stefani ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2000), pp. 277-292

Marco Beretta. “Sensiblerie vs. mecanisme. Jean Jacques Rousseau et la Chimie.” Corpus.Revue de Philosophie , 36 (1999):103-120

Marco Beretta. “Stampa, incisioni e terminologia nel De re metallica di Giorgio Agricola” in  Le forme della comunicazione scientifica, Massimo Galuzzi, Gianno Micheli and Maria Teresa Monti ed. (Milan: F. Angeli, 1998), pp. 191-216

Marco Beretta. “Between Chemical Histories and History of Science: Journals in the History of Chemistry” in Journals and the History of Science, Marco Beretta, Claudio Pogliano and  Pietro Redondi ed. (Florence: Leo S.Olschki, 1998), pp. 57-75

Marco Beretta. “Humanism and Chemistry: The Spread of Georgius Agricola's Metallurgical Writings.” Nuncius, 12 (1997):17-48

Marco Beretta. “Galileo in Sweden. Legend and Reality” in Sidereus Nuncius & Stella Polaris. Scientific Relations between Italy and Sweden in Early Modern History, Marco Beretta and Tore Frängsmyr ed. (Canton Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 1997), pp. 5-23

Marco Beretta. “I Philosophes e la chimica. All'origine del materialismo scientifico” in Per una storia critica della scienza, Marco Beretta, Felice Mondella and  Maria Teresa Monti ed. (Milano: Cisalpino, 1996), pp. 11-48

Marco Beretta. “Fonti italiane nell'opera di Lavoisier.” Memorie di Scienze Fisiche e Naturali - Rendiconti dell'Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL vol. VIII, Serie V, vol. XIX parte II, (1995):259-268

Marco Beretta. “The Grammar of Matter: Chemical Nomenclature during the 18th Century” in Sciences et langues en Europe, Roger Chartier and  Pietro Corsi ed. (Paris, Centre Alexandre Koyré, 1996), pp. 109-125

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier as a reader of chemical literature.” In Revue d'histoire des sciences, 48 (1995) :71-94

Marco Beretta. “Italian translations of the Méthode de nomenclature chimique and the Traité élémentaire de chimie: The case of Vincenzo Dandolo” in Lavoisier in the European Context, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Ferdinando Abbri ed. (Canton Mass.: History of Science Publications/USA, 1995), pp. 225-248

Marco Beretta. “Chemists in the Storm: Lavoisier, Priestley and the French Revolution.” Nuncius, 8 (1993):75-104

Marco Beretta. “The Role of Symbolism from Alchemy to Chemistry” in Non Verbal Communication in Science prior to 1900, Renato G. Mazzolini ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1993), pp. 279-319

Marco Beretta. “The Historiography of Chemistry during the 18th Century: a Preliminary Survey and Bibliography.” Ambix, 39 (1992):1-10

Marco Beretta. “The Société Linnéenne de Paris (1787-1827).” Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift, (1990/1991), pp. 151-175

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier en Italie (1774-1800)” in Echanges d'influences scientifiques et techniques entre pays européennes de 1780 à 1830 (Paris: Editions du CTHS, 1990), pp. 125-145

Marco Beretta. “Gli scienziati italiani e la rivoluzione chimica.” Nuncius , 4 (1989):119-146

Marco Beretta. “T.O. Bergman and the Definition of Chemistry.”  Lychnos , (1988), pp. 37-67

Marco Beretta. “Luigi Valentino Brugnatelli e la chimica in Italia alla fine del Settecento.” Storia in Lombardia, 2 (1988):1-31

 

OVERVIEW AND POPULAR ARTICLES

Marco Beretta. “Natural philosophy vs. Experiment? A reassessment of the Accademia del Cimento.” Metascience, forthcoming

Marco Beretta. “Did Lucretius' Atomism Play any Role in the Early Modern Chemistry” in Neighbours and Territories: The evolving Identity of Chemistry. 6th International Conference in the History of Chemistry, José Bertumeu Sanchez, Duncan Burns, Birgitte van Tiggelen ed. (Louvain: Memosciences, 2008), pp. 237-248

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier Antoine Laurent” in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography Noretta Koertge ed. (Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008), vol. 4, pp. 213-220

Marco Beretta. Entry “Glassware” in History of World Trade since 1450, John J. McCusker ed. (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005)

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier” in La Scienza, Enrico Bellone ed. (Torino: UTET, 2005), vol. 16, pp. 573-692

Marco Beretta and Andrea Scotti, “Panopticon Lavoisier: Presentation” in Lavoisier in Perspective, Marco Beretta ed. (Muenchen: Deutsches Museum, 2005), pp. 192-207

Marco Beretta. “Il vetro nella scienza antica.” Kos , 232-233 (2005):12-17

Marco Beretta. “Sur les traces du laboratoire de Lavoisier. ” La revue.  Musée des arts et métiers, 41 (Mai 2004) :14-23

Marco Beretta. “Chimica e istituzioni” in Storia della Scienza diretta da Sandro Petruccioli  vol. 7, David Knight ed. (Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2003), pp. 526-535

Marco Beretta. “The Material Realm of Chemistry: Immutability vs. History?” Nuncius, 17 (2002):337-347

Marco Beretta. “La scoperta dell'ossigeno. ” in Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, Ossigeno (Bologna: Clueb, 2003), pp. viii-xii

Marco Beretta. “Defining the boundaries of scientific heritage: archaeology, historiography and manual expertise. ” in Opening Black Boxes. The Scientific Instruments of the University of Valencia, José Bertomeu and Antonio Garcia Belmar ed. (Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, 2002), pp. 83-98

Marco Beretta. “Il meccanicismo chimico” in Storia della Scienza diretta da Sandro Petruccioli  vol. 6, John Heilbron ed. (Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2002), pp. 108-113.

Marco Beretta. “La metallurgia e lo sfruttamento delle miniere” in Storia della Scienza diretta da Sandro Petruccioli  vol. 6, John Heilbron ed. (Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2002), pp. 165-177.

Marco Beretta. “La nuova nomenclatura chimica” in Storia della Scienza diretta da Sandro Petruccioli  vol. 6, John Heilbron ed. (Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2002), pp. 193-198.

Marco Beretta. “Industria Chimica e manifatture” in Storia della Scienza diretta da Sandro Petruccioli  vol. 6, John Heilbron ed. (Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2002), pp. 286-295.

Marco Beretta. “Reconstructing Science: Contributions to the Enhancement of European Scientific Heritage.” Nuncius, 16:2 (2001):799-816

Marco Beretta. “Il teatro della natura di Ulisse Aldrovandi.” Annali di Storia delle Università italiane, 5 (2001):227-230

Marco Beretta. “Antoine Lavoisier.” Kagakushi, 28 (2001):205-214

Marco Beretta. “Institutionnalisation et professionnalisation de la science” in  L'Europe des sciences. Constitution d'un espace scientifique, Michel Blay and  Efthymios Nicolaidis ed. (Paris: Seuil, 2001), pp. 165-190

Marco Beretta. “Italian Sources in Berzelius' Chemical Education” in A Galvanized Network. Italian-Swedish Relations from Galvani to Nobel, Marco Beretta and Karl Grandin ed. (Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2001), pp. 97-112

Marco Beretta. “La Chimica” in Storia dell'Università di Pisa. 1737-1861 (Pisa, Edizioni Plus Università di Pisa, 2001), vol. 2:3, pp. 883-887

Marco Beretta. “Chemical Imagery and the Enlightenment of Matter” in  Science and the Visual Image in the Enlightenment, William Shea  ed. (Canton Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 2000), pp. 57-88

Marco Beretta.  “Panopticon Lavoisier: Base de données et histoire documentaire de la révolution chimique.” Nuncius, 15:1 (2000):411-425

Marco Beretta. “The Image of the Chemical Laboratory from the Renaissance to Lavoisier.” [in Japonese], Kagakushi, 27 (2000):1-15

Marco Beretta. “Monarchia o repubblica? Gli scienziati francesi e la rivoluzione” in Il ruolo sociale della scienza (1789-1830), Ferdinando Abbri and Marco Segala ed. (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2000), pp. 57-74

Marco Beretta. “Agricola Georgius” in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, Paul F. Grendler ed. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999), vol. 1, pp. 17-18

Marco Beretta. “Mining and Metallurgy ” in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, Paul F. Grendler ed. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999), vol.  4, pp. 157-159

Marco Beretta. “Die Herausbildung einer chemischen Fachsprache in Frankreich” in Fachsprachen. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Fachsprachenforschung und Terminologiewissenschaft, L. Hoffmann, H. Kalverkaemper and H.E. Wiegand ed. (Berlin-New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1999), vol. 2:2, pp. 2560-2564

Marco Beretta. “Nomenclature – Chimie” in Dictionnaire d'histoire et philosophie des sciences, Dominique Lecourt ed.  (Paris: Puf, 1999), pp. 692-694

Marco Beretta. “Lucrezio, classico della scienza? ” in Enrico Bellone and Giovanni Boniolo ed., Storia e filosofia della scienza. Un possibile scenario italiano (Milan: Fotolito Sebi, 1998), pp. 27-36.

Marco Beretta. “Chemical Revolution” in  Sciences of the Earth. An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, Gregory A. Good ed. (New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1998), vol. 1, pp. 85-89

Marco Beretta. “Mineralogy: Disciplinary History” in  Sciences of the Earth. An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, Gregory A. Good ed. (New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1998), vol. 2, pp. 578-582

Marco Beretta. “Minerals and Crystals, Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries” in  Sciences of the Earth. An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, Gregory A. Good ed. (New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1998), vol. 2, pp. 582-585

Marco Beretta. “Phlogistic Chemistry” in  Sciences of the Earth. An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, Gregory A. Good ed. (New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1998), vol. vol. 2, pp. 682-683

Marco Beretta. “Historiographie” in  Alchemie. Lexicon einer hermetischen Wissenschaft, Karin Figala and Claus Priesner ed. (Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck, 1998), pp. 178-181

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier” in La science classique. XVIe-XVIIIe siècles. Dictionnaire critique, Michel Blay and Robert Halleux eds (Paris : Flammarion, 1998), pp. 317-326

Marco Beretta. “Le relazioni scientifiche italo-svedesi tra Sette e Ottocento.” Medioevo e Rinascimento, 10 (1996):227-240

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier and His new Biographers.” Lychnos, (1994):153-160

Marco Beretta. “La bibliothèque de Lavoisier.” L'Actualité chimique (Mars-Avril 1994):48-51

Marco Beretta. “Torbern Bergman in France: An Unpublished Letter by Lavoisier to Guyton de Morveau.”  Lychnos, (1992):167-170

Marco Beretta. “Lavoisier revisited.” Nuncius, 6 (1991):191-203

 

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

Marco Beretta (ed.) Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667). 2007-2009. Publication of 1762 manuscripts, instruments and printed works of the members of the Accademia del Cimento. http://fermi.imss.fi.it/rd/bd?progetto=583&lng=eng

Marco Beretta Panopticon Lavoisier. 1999 in progress. General catalogue of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier's manuscripts, books, instruments, printed works, bibliographies and memorabilia  kept at the Archives de l'Académie des Sciences – Paris and in other repositories both European and American. http://moro.imss.fi.it/lavoisier.

Marco Beretta (Scientific editor), Il teatro della natura di Ulisse Aldrovandi 2001-2005. Catalogue of the manuscripts and digitialized texts of Ulisse Aldrovandi.  www.filosofia.unibo.it/aldrovandi and its updated (2005) version http://moro.imss.fi.it/aldrovandi

Marco Beretta (project leader in collaboration with Andrea Scotti). Parnassus scientiarum. 1997-2000 Catalogue of the Italian manuscripts of the Waller collection of history of science and medicine of Uppsala University Library. http://moro.imss.fi.it/waller 

Marco Beretta (project leader in collaboration with Uppsala University Library). 1999-2000 Catalogue of the Waller Collection of History of Science and Medicine. http://www.ub.uu.se/arv/waller/eprojekt.cfm

Marco Beretta, Andrea Scotti, Daniele Nuzzo. Concept and realization of Pinakes. A modelling environment for scientific heritage database application. 1998–2005. www.pinakes.org

 

BOOK REVIEWS in Ambix, Annals of Science, Annali di storia delle Università Italiane, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, Archives of Natural History, Centaurus, History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, Isis, Lychnos, Metascience, Nuncius, Revue d'histoire des sciences, Sanità, Scienza e Storia,  Società e Storia, Storia in Lombardia, Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift.