Relocating Modern Science

Circulation and the Construction of Knowledge in South Asia and Europe, 1650-1900
 Taschenbuch
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ISBN-13:
9780230238503
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
285
Autor:
Kapil Raj
Gewicht:
372 g
Format:
215x141x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

A challenge to the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of knowledge construction in botany, cartography, terrestrial surveying, linguistics, education and colonial administration, Raj demonstrates the crucial role of intercultural encounter and circulation.
A case-study based challenge to Eurocentric and diffusionist approaches in the history of science
Introduction Surgeons, Fakirs, Merchants and Craftsmen: Making L'Empereur's Jardin in Early Modern South Asia Circulation and the Emergence of Modern Mapping: Great Britain and Early Colonial India, 1764-1820 Refashioning Civilities, Engineering Trust: William Jones, Indian Intermediaries, and the Production of Reliable Legal Knowledge in Late Eighteenth-Century Bengal British Orientalism in the Early Nineteenth Century, or Globalism versus Universalism Defusing Diffusionism: the Institutionalization of Modern Science Education in Early Nineteeth-Century Bengal When Human Travellers become Instruments: the Indo-British Exploration of Central Asia in the Nineteenth Century Conclusion Bibliography Index
Relocating Modern Science challenges the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and was subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of key moments in the history of science, it demonstrates the crucial roles of circulation and intercultural encounter for their emergence.

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