Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius

Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius

by William Kelleher Storey
     
 

An analysis of the historical and scientific effects of technology transfer from an imperial to colonial setting.See more details below

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An analysis of the historical and scientific effects of technology transfer from an imperial to colonial setting.

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This book is admirable for the subtlety yet clarity of its argument, for the density of underlying archival research, and for the breadth of its historiographical span. --AGRICULTURAL HISTORY Very carefully researched...an exciting and original book. --COMMONWEALTH AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS Thoroughly researched and carefully constructed...Storey's monograph provides a valuable addition to the growing literature on processes central to the making of the modern world. --AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius) fills an important gap in the emerging historiographical literature on this little-known island. --HISTORY A rich and vivid history...may be read with profit by many kinds of historians. --ISIS
Anthony J. Barker
...[A[dmirable for the subtlety yet clarity of its argument, for the density of underlying archival research, and for the breadth of its historiographical span....[a] fascinating case study [that] persuasively rebuts the suggestion that agricultural innovation is ever simply a matter of rational choice rather than a complex interaction between culture, politics, and science. -- Agricultural History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580460156
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/10/1998
Series:
Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora, #3
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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