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The Resource A culture of fact : England, 1550-1720, Barbara J. Shapiro

A culture of fact : England, 1550-1720, Barbara J. Shapiro

Label
A culture of fact : England, 1550-1720
Title
A culture of fact
Title remainder
England, 1550-1720
Statement of responsibility
Barbara J. Shapiro
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barbara J. Shapiro traces the surprising genesis of the "fact," a modern concept that, she convincingly demonstrates, originated not in natural science but in legal discourse. She follows the concept's evolution and diffusion across a variety of disciplines in early modern England, examining how the emerging "culture of fact" shaped the epistemological assumptions of each intellectual enterprise."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Barbara J
Dewey number
942.05
Index
index present
LC call number
DA380
LC item number
.S52 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Physical sciences
  • Law and fact
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Facts (Philosophy)
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • England
Label
A culture of fact : England, 1550-1720, Barbara J. Shapiro
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fact" and the law --"Fact" and history -- Discourses of fact: chorography, description, and travel reporting -- "News," "marvels," "wonders," and the periodical press -- The facts of nature I -- The facts of nature II -- Facts of religion -- Cultural elaboration of "fact."
Control code
ocm41606276
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780801488498
Lccn
99035076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801436864
  • (OCoLC)41606276
Label
A culture of fact : England, 1550-1720, Barbara J. Shapiro
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fact" and the law --"Fact" and history -- Discourses of fact: chorography, description, and travel reporting -- "News," "marvels," "wonders," and the periodical press -- The facts of nature I -- The facts of nature II -- Facts of religion -- Cultural elaboration of "fact."
Control code
ocm41606276
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780801488498
Lccn
99035076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801436864
  • (OCoLC)41606276

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