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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

A Decentered View

Editors: Kontler, L., Romano, A., Sebastiani, S., Török, B.Z. (Eds.)

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This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.

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Gábor Almási, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Austria Catherine Jami, CNRS, France Stéphane Van Damme, European University Institute, Italy Marcelo Fabián Figueroa, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina Catarina Madeira-Santos, EHESS, France

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Kontler, László (et al.)

  • Was Astronomy the Science of Empires? An Eighteenth-Century Debate in View of the Cases of Tycho and Galileo

    Pages 25-51

    Almási, Gábor

  • The Jesuits’ Negotiation of Science between France and China (1685–1722): Knowledge and Modes of Imperial Expansion

    Pages 53-77

    Jami, Catherine

  • The Uses of Knowledge and the Symbolic Map of the Enlightened Monarchy of the Habsburgs: Maximilian Hell as Imperial and Royal Astronomer (1755–1792)

    Pages 79-105

    Kontler, László

  • Capitalizing Manuscripts, Confronting Empires: Anquetil-Duperron and the Economy of Oriental Knowledge in the Context of the Seven Years’ War

    Pages 109-128

    Damme, Stéphane

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires
Book Subtitle
A Decentered View
Editors
  • Laszlo Kontler
  • Antonella Romano
  • Silvia Sebastiani
  • Borbála Zsuzsanna Török
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
László Kontler, Antonella Romano, Silvia Sebastiani, and Borbála Zsuzsanna Török
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48401-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137484017
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48399-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50333-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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