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Knowledge Societies in History

Knowledge and the Early Modern City

A History of Entanglements

Bert (University of Antwerp, Belgium) De Munck & Antonella Romano

Knowledge and the Early Modern City

Knowledge Societies in History

Knowledge and the Early Modern City

A History of Entanglements

Knowledge Societies in History: Knowledge and the Early Modern City

 

"Knowledge and the Early Modern City uses case studies from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries to examine the relationships between knowledge and the city and how these changed in a period when the nature and conception of both was drastically transformed.


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Beschrijving Knowledge Societies in History: Knowledge and the Early Modern City

Knowledge and the Early Modern City uses case studies from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries to examine the relationships between knowledge and the city and how these changed in a period when the nature and conception of both was drastically transformed.

Both knowledge formation and the European city were increasingly caught up in broader institutional structures and regional and global networks of trade and exchange during the early modern period. Moreover, new ideas about the relationship between nature and the transcendent, as well as technological transformations, impacted upon both considerably. Explaining the new concepts of ‘knowledge societies’, the book also demonstrates how to analyse and compare their origins, formation and development through the different ways in which knowledge was disseminated. Urban historians see cities as hybrid assemblages, while historians of science view knowledge as resulting from practices of experimentation, appropriation and certification. Building upon such conceptual approaches, the book highlights how new forms of knowledge and conceptions of the urban co-emerged in highly contingent practices, while exploration of the nature of the entanglement between knowledge and the city sheds an entirely new light on present day ideas and debates.


Providing the ideal starting point for those seeking to understand the role of urban institutions, actors and spaces in the production of knowledge and the development of the so-called ‘modern’ knowledge society, this is the perfect resource for students and scholars of early modern history and knowledge.


ISBN
9781138337695
Pagina's
256
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Serie
Knowledge Societies in History
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Taylor & Francis Ltd

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