Cultural Meaning of The Scientific Revolution / Edition 1

Cultural Meaning of The Scientific Revolution / Edition 1

by Margaret & James Jacob
     
 

ISBN-10: 0075543613

ISBN-13: 9780075543619

Pub. Date: 09/01/1987

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This scholarly textbook is the first to examine the cultural history of modern science at its origin,and the cultural and social history of the scientific revolution in Europe. The text describes how science became important for the wealthy and powerful class once it was seen as compatible with their larger political interests and cultural values. Unlike the

Overview

This scholarly textbook is the first to examine the cultural history of modern science at its origin,and the cultural and social history of the scientific revolution in Europe. The text describes how science became important for the wealthy and powerful class once it was seen as compatible with their larger political interests and cultural values. Unlike the traditional view of science as the work of a few geniuses isolated from their social context,the importance of science is seen as the result of intellectual,cultural,and social forces. Jacob challenges current thought by explaining the success of the scientific revolution as more than a few inventors revolutionizing modern technology and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780075543619
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Series:
New Perspectives on European History Series
Edition description:
1ST ED.
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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