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Expertise

practical knowledge and the early modern state

Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Part I.
Discerning expertise : (self)-fashioning the early modern expert --
Expertise ex stellis : comets, horoscopes, and politics in Renaissance Hungary -- Darin Hayton
Nestor denied : Francesco Filelfo's advice to princes on the crusade against the Turks -- Margaret Meserve
State building through building for the state : foreign and domestic expertise in Tudor fortification -- Steven A. Walton
Ahmad al-Damanhuri (1689-1778) and the utility of expertise in early modern Ottoman Egypt -- Jane H. Murphy
The Schumacher affair : reconfiguring academic expertise across dynasties in eighteenth-century Russia -- Simon Werrett -- Part II.
Expertise and the state : experts, political economy, and empire --
Experts, nature, and the making of Atlantic empiricism -- Antonio Barrera-Osorio
Organizing expertise : engineering and public works under Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1662-83 -- Michael S. Mahoney
Leibniz and the wind machines -- Andre Wakefield
Enlightenment science and iconoclasm : the Brazilian naturalist Jose Vieira Couto -- Junia Ferreira Furtado
Political order and the ambivalence of expertise : Count Rumsford and welfare reform in late-eighteenth-century Munich -- Anna Maerker
Quality and the roots of manufacturing "expertise" in eighteenth-century Britain -- William J. Ashworth.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also available online.

Series
Osiris -- 2nd ser. v. 25, Osiris (Bruges, Belgium) -- 2nd ser. v. 25.
Other Titles
Practical knowledge and the early modern state

Classifications

Library of Congress
Q125 .E89 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
259 p. :
Number of pages
259

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25395671M
Internet Archive
cliomeetsscience00kohl
ISBN 10
0226029395
ISBN 13
9780226029399
LC Control Number
2012405666
OCLC/WorldCat
657325386
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