By P. Boomgaard
Drawing on broad new learn, and bringing a lot new scholarship ahead of English readers for the 1st time, this wide-ranging quantity examines how wisdom used to be created and circulated in the course of the Dutch Empire, and the way those procedures in comparison with these of the Imperial Britain, Spain, and Russia.
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They were instrumental in more accurate registration, quantification, measuring, and counting, leading not only to increased “governmentality,” but also to more accurate maps, and safer sea travel. Knowledge in the Age of Enlightenment, as a rule, had to be useful and practical, and was supposed to be employed for the improvement of the human condition. Much of the knowledge, therefore, generated, discussed, published, and circulated during the period under consideration was rather mundane, and tended to be applied science.
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