The Measure Of Reality: Quantification In Western Europe, 1250-1600

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SKU: DADAX0521554276
ISBN : 0521554276

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Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world's leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that occurred during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Alfred W. Crosby is the author of five books, including the award-winning Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Cambridge, 1986)
Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 0521554276
Language : English
No of Pages : 262
Edition : 1st
Publication Date : 11/28/1996
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 9x6.1x0.5
Book weight : 0.01

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