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- DescriptionThis newest annual edition of Osiris brings together a variety of scholars to consider a topic of increasing interest in the history of science: expertise. Focusing specifically on the role expertise has played in the support, legitimation, and growth of the state since early modern times, Expertise and the Early Modern State reveals how scientific expertise and practical kwledge were crucial to the construction of early modern empires and ecomies. The state, on the other hand, performed a similar function for scientists, giving them much of the status and resources they needed to further their work. A penetrating, multifaceted investigation, this volume will be required reading for historians of science and early modern political development.
- Author BiographyEric H. Ash is associate professor of history at Wayne State University and the author of Power, Knowledge, and Expertise in Elizabethan England.
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication19/10/2010
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleOsiris
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight458 g
- Width172 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byEric H. Ash
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