Starting science in the vernacular. Notes on some early issues of the Philosophical Transactions and the Journal des Sçavans, 1665-1700

Abstract : The Journal des Sçavans and the Philosophical Transactions were both founded in 1665, and went on to become major journals both of which still exist. They both also had difficulties in the years immediately following their creation. This study is based on a mini-corpus for the years 1665-1695. It indicates that over this period the Journal de Sçavans changed little; book reviews constituted the majority of the items printed, the number of pages remained more or less the same, but at the same time it covered a wide range of subjects. In comparison, the Philosophical Transactions covered a narrower range of subjects, mainly those we would now think of as being scientific; however, it used a wider range of genres, with relatively few book reviews; and the number of pages increased over the period studied.
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David Banks. Starting science in the vernacular. Notes on some early issues of the Philosophical Transactions and the Journal des Sçavans, 1665-1700. ASp - La revue du GERAS, revue.org (en ligne) / Bordeaux : GERAS (imprimé), 2009, pp.5-22. ⟨10.4000/asp.213⟩. ⟨hal-00707592⟩

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