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Measure of Reality
By Alfred W. Crosby

The Measure of Reality

Quantification in Western Europe, 1250-1600

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Measure of Reality by Alfred W. Crosby

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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. By the sixteenth century more people were thinking quantitatively in western Europe than in any other part of the world. The Measure of Reality, first published in 1997, discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This shift made modern science, technology, business practice and bureaucracy possible.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521554275
ISBN-10: 0521554276
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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