- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction: Why Materials?
- Part One The Production of Materials
- 2 Vermilion, Mercury, Blood, and Lizards: Matter and Meaning in Metalworking
- 3 Ceramic Nature
- 4 The Production of Silver, Copper, and Lead in the Harz Mountains from Late Medieval Times to the Onset of Industrialization
- 5 Ink
- 6 Blending Technical Innovation and Learned Natural Knowledge: The Making of Ethers
- Part Two Materials in the Market Sphere
- 7 Enlightened Milk: Reshaping a Bodily Substance into a Chemical Object
- 8 The Sparkling Nectar of Spas; or, Mineral Water as a Medically Commodifiable Material in the Province, 1770–1805
- 9 Liqueurs and the Luxury Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century Paris
- Part Three State Interventions
- 10 Economizing Agricultural Resources in the German Economic Enlightenment
- 11 The Crisis of English Gunpowder in the Eighteenth Century
- 12 Between Craft Routines and Academic Rules: Natural Dyestuffs and the “Art” of Dyeing in the Eighteenth Century
- Secondary Sources
- Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe
- University of Chicago Press
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