Natural science and the origins of the British Empire

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    • Irving, Sarah

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Natural science and the origins of the British Empire

Sarah Irving

(Empires in perspective, no. 5)

Pickering & Chatto, 2008

  • : hbk

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Includes bibliographical references and index

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内容説明

Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire as geographically unchallenged sovereignty, overlooks the idea of empire as intellectual dominion.

目次

Introduction 1 'In a Pure Soil': Francis Bacon and the Empire of Knowledge 2 The Hartlib Circle's Pansophical Empire 3 Robert Boyle's Programme for Empire 4 Museums and Natural Histories: The Royal Society and the Atlantic World 1660-1700 5 All Things Richly to Enjoy: John Locke and the Colonial Language of Improvement

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