The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

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Martin Daunton, Astor Professor of British History Martin Daunton
OUP/British Academy, 2005. gada 26. maijs - 424 lappuses
This collection of essays explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria. During the Victorian period, the structure of knowledge took on a new and recognizably modern form, and the disciplines that we now take for granted took shape. The ways in which knowledge was tested also took on a new form, with oral examinations and personal contacts giving way to formal written tests. New institutions of knowledge were created: museums were important at the start of the period (knowledge often meant classifying and collecting); by the end, universities had taken on a new prominence. Knowledge exploded and Victorians needed to make sense of the sheer scale of information, to popularize it, and at the same time to exclude ignorance and error - a role carried out by encyclopaedias and popular publications. The concept of knowledge is complex and much debated, with a multiplicity of meanings and troubling relationships. By studying the Victorian organization of knowledge in its institutional, social, and intellectual settings, these essays contribute to our consideration of these wider issues.
 

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Plural Configurations
29
Systematics and Status in midVictorian
61
From Singular to Plural
87
Political Economy and the Science of Economics
115
Reasoning and Belief in Victorian Mathematics
139
Sustaining the Study of the Ancient World
159
The Evolution and Dissemination of Historical Knowledge
173
Disciplining English Studies
199
The Changing
263
Libraries Knowledge and Public Identity
287
Exploration Empire and the Reform
313
Civic Cultures and Civic Colleges in Victorian England
337
Intimacy Imagination and the Inner Dialetics of Knowledge
357
The NineteenthCentury Origin
371
The Strange Late Birth of the British Academy
389
Index
401

The Study of English
219
The Organisation of Knowledge
235

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Martin Daunton is at Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the British Academy.

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