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'Benedetti's Views on Musical Science and their Background in Contemporary Venetian Culture'. In: Cultura, Scienze e Techniche nella Venezia del Cinquecento. Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studio 'Giovan Battista Benedetti e il suo tempo'. Venezia (Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti), 1987, 301-310.

'Simon Stevin's Equal Division of the Octave'. Annals of Science 44, September 1987, 471-488.

'Beats and the Origins of Early Modern Science', in: V. Coelho (ed.), Music and Science in the Age of Galileo. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, 17-34.

'La musique comme science physique et mathématique au XVIIme siècle'. In: R. Aulotte et al., Musique et humanisme à la Renaissance (Cahiers V.L. Saulnier 10). Paris: Presses de l'École Normale Supérieure, 1993; 73-81.

'Musical Intervals'. In: I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), Companion Encyclopaedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. London: Routledge, 1993, 266-274.

Lemma 'Simon Stevin'. In: S. Sadie (ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition. London: MacMillan, 2001; 29 vols.; vol. 24, p. 381-382.

Lemma 'Johannes Kepler' (revision of the original lemma by Susi Jeans). In: S. Sadie (ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition. London: MacMillan, 2001; 29 vols.; vol. 13, p. 487-488.

'Instruments adrift: 17th century vicissitudes of the harmonic world'; for: Conference 'The organon of music. The musical instrument as a scientific instrument': Bologna, January 23-24, 2004.

review of: Benjamin Wardhaugh, Music, Experiment and Mathematics in England (1653-1705). For: Early Science and Medicine 15, 2010, p. 310-312; also for: Journal of Mathematics and Music, 4, 3, 2010, p. 173 - 174.

'Music As Science and As Art - The 16th/17th Century Destruction of Cosmic Harmony'. In: R. Bod, J. Maat & T. Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities. Vol. 1: Early Modern Europe. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2010; p. 59-71.










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'Galileo's Ups and Downs in the Historiography of the Scientific Revolution'. In: C.S. Maffioli & L.C. Palm (eds.), Italian Scientists in the Low Countries in the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1989, 9-30.

'How Christiaan Huygens Mathematized Nature' - essay review of: Joella G. Yoder, Unrolling Time. Christiaan Huygens and the Mathematization of Nature. British Journal of the History of Science 24, 1991, 79-84.

Lemma 'Science, History of'. In : D.R. Woolf (ed.), A Global Encyclopaedia of Historical Writing. New York & London: Garland, 1998; 2 vols., 816-819 in vol. 2.

'The Scientific Revolution: Has There Been a British View? - A Personal Assessment'. History of Science 37, 1999, 107-112.

Lemma 'Scientific Revolution'. In: Wilbur Applebaum (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution from Copernicus to Newton. New York/London: Garland, 2000; p. 589-593.

'Joseph Needham's Grand Question, and How to Make It Productive For Our Understanding of the Scientific Revolution'. In: A. Arrault and C. Jami (eds.), Science and Technology in East Asia, vol. 9: The Legacy of Joseph Needham (vol. 51 in series 'De Diversis Artibus'). Turnhout: Brepols, 2001; p. 21-31.

Lemma 'Scientific Revolution'. In: J.L. Heilbron (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science. Oxford UP, 2003; p. 741-743.

Lemma 'scientific revolutions'. In: J.L. Heilbron (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science. Oxford UP, 2003; p. 743-744.

Lemma 'Scientific Revolution'. In: New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Detroit: Scribner, 2005.










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'Les raisons de la transformation: la spécificité européenne'. In: M. Blay & E. Nicolaïdis (eds.), L'Europe des sciences. Constitution d'un espace scientifique. Paris: Le Seuil, 2001; p. 51-94 (transl.: A. Barberousse).

'Global History of Science Comes of Age' (essay review of: James E. McClellan III & Harold Dorn, Science and Technology in World History. An Introduction). Early Science and Medicine 6, 4, 2001, 362-368.

'The Paradigm Shift to Beat All Paradigm Shifts'. In: A.A. MacDonald & A.H. Huussen (eds.), Scholarly Environments. Centres of Learning and Institutional Contexts 1560-1960. Leuven: Peeters, 2004; p. 1-14.

'A Historical-Analytical Framework For the Controversies Over Galileo's Conception of Motion'. In: C.R. Palmerino & J.M.M.H. Thijssen (eds.), The Reception of the Galilean Science of Motion in Seventeenth-Century Europe. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2004; p. 83-97.

'No End of Fansying - 17th Century Searches For Ways and Means to Arrive at Valid Conclusions'; for: 'The Sixth Three Societies Conference: Connecting Disciplines', University of Oxford; July 4-6, 2008.

'From West to East, from East to West? Early Science Between Civilizations'; in: Early Science and Medicine 17, 2012, p. 339-350

‘La révolution scientifique, un concept repensé’. In: V. Jullien & E. Nicolaidis (eds.), Europe et sciences modernes. Histoire d’un engendrement mutuel. Pieterlen (Switzerland): Peter Lang, 2012; p. 183-198. 'Two New Conceptions of the Scientific Revolution Compared'. Contribution to 'Scientific Culture in the Modern Era: a Forum' (dedicated to Stephen Gaukroger's book series 'Science and the Shaping of Modernity'). In: Historically Speaking. The Bulletin of the Historical Society, 14, 2, April 2013; p. 24-26.










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'All Ever Said About Technological Progress' - essay review of: J.H.J. van der Pot, Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts. Eine systematische Übersicht der Theorien. Tractrix 4, 1992, 106-113.

'Inside Newcomen's Fire-Engine, or: The Scientific Revolution and the Rise of the Modern World'; for: conference 'Régimes for the Generation of Useful and Reliable Knowledge in Europe and Asia 1368-1815', London, Windsor Great Park; April 14-16, 2000

'The Rise of Modern Science as a Fundamental Pre-Condition for the Industrial Revolution'. In: P. Vries (ed.), Global History. Österreichische Zeitschrift



















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'Can Historians Think in the Abstract?'; for: parting symposium John North, University of Groningen; May 11, 1999.

'Note about an unfinished book on Ostwald by the late Casper Hakfoort, and about its author'. Mitteilungen der Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gesellschaft 6, 4, 2001, p. 53-57 (followed by Casper's introductory chapter 1 'Paradise is here': p. 57-62).

'Eloge: Casper Hakfoort, 6 January 1955 - 4 March 1999'. Isis 93, 1, March 2002; 75-77.

'From Philosophia Naturalis to Science, From Latin to the Vernacular'; for: conference 'Bilingual Europe', 17-19 september 2009; Amsterdam, 17 September 2009 [to appear in conference proceedings].