Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science

Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity up to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.


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Review Policy

Though many of the reviews published in Aestimatio will be solicited by special invitation, readers are welcome to volunteer to write a review by sending an email message to the Editor ( that lists the title and author of the book they wish to review and gives a brief indication of their qualifications to undertake this review.

Book Submission

Publishers are invited to send books for review in Aestimatio to:

Pamela A. Cooper
Publications Manager, Aestimatio
3 Nelson Ridge Road
Princeton, NJ 08540–7423