The Measure of Reality

The Measure of Reality

Profiles the time in European history when people believed that time, space, and distance could be measured, given a number, broken into smaller pieces, and studied.

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521639905

Category: History

Page: 245

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Profiles the time in European history when people believed that time, space, and distance could be measured, given a number, broken into smaller pieces, and studied.
Categories: History

Education and Warfare in Europe

Education and Warfare in Europe

The German Language and the Real World: Sociolinguistic, Cultural and
Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German, Clarendon Press, Oxford ...
Crosby, A. (1997), The Measure of Reality: Quantification in Western Europe,
1250–1600.

Author: David Coulby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351814737

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This title was first published in 2001: This book explores the ways in which European educational systems influence culture, identity, ethnicity and politics and may reinforce ethnic or national cleavages, violence and warfare.
Categories: Social Science

History Today

History Today

Europe ' s bankers , the Italian destroying , and driving off cattle to super -
companies , now served him great economic harm . ... 1988 ) ; Alfred Crosby ,
The Measure of Reality : Quantification and Western Society 12501600 ( CUP ,
1997 ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074902845

Category: History

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Categories: History

The Great Encounter Native Peoples and European Settlers in the Americas 1492 1800

The Great Encounter  Native Peoples and European Settlers in the Americas  1492 1800

155¥178; Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western
Society, 1250–1600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 69¥74;
Alan Macfarlane, The Origins of English Individualism: The Family, Property and
 ...

Author: Jayme A. Sokolow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315498676

Category: History

Page: 320

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Traditional histories of North and South America often leave the impression that Native American peoples had little impact on the colonies and empires established by Europeans after 1492. This groundbreaking study, which spans more than 300 years, demonstrates the agency of indigenous peoples in forging their own history and that of the Western Hemisphere. By putting the story of the indigenous peoples and their encounters with Europeans at the center, a new history of the "New World" emerges in which the Native Americans become vibrant and vitally important components of the British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese empires. In fact, their presence was the single most important factor in the development of the colonial world. By discussing the "great encounter" of peoples and cultures, this book provides a valuable, new perspective on the history of the Americas.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque

The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque

... eds., Time: The Greatest Innovator— Timekeeping and Time Consciousness in
Early Modern Europe: An Exhibition, the ... Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of
Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250–1600 (Cambridge: Cambridge
 ...

Author: John D. Lyons

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190678449

Category: History

Page: 912

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
Categories: History

From Plato to NATO

From Plato to NATO

... 1995); Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western
Society, 1250-1600 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997); Ernest
Gellner, Conditions of Liberty (London: Allen Lane, 1994); Eric L. Jones, The
European ...

Author: David Gress

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119013

Category: History

Page: 624

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An in-depth intellectual history of the Western idea and a passionate defense of its importance to America's future, From Plato to NATO is the first book to make sense of the legacy of the West at a time when it is facing its greatest challenges. Readers of Francis Fukuyama, John Gray, Samuel Huntington, and other analysts of the dilemmas of Western nations in the twenty-first century will find in David Gress's original account a fuller description of what the West really is and how, with the best of intentions, it has been misrepresented. Most important, they will encounter a new vision of Western identity and how it can be recovered. Early in the twentieth century, American educators put together a story of Western civilization, its origins, history, and promise that for the subsequent fifty years remained at the heart of American college education. The story they told was of a Western civilization that began with the Greeks and continued through 2,500 years of great books and great ideas, culminating in twentieth-century progressive liberal democracy, science, and capitalist prosperity. In the 1960s, this Grand Narrative of the West came under attack. Over the next thirty years, the critics turned this old story into its opposite: a series of anti-narratives about the evils, the failures, and the betrayals of justice that, so they said, constituted Western history. The victory of Western values at the end of the cold war, the spread of democracy and capitalism, and the worldwide impact of American popular culture have not revived the Grand Narrative in the European and American heartlands of the West. David Gress explains this paradox, arguing that the Grand Narrative of the West was flawed from the beginning: that the West did not begin in Greece and that, in morality and religion, the Greeks were an alien civilization whose contribution was mediated through Rome and Christianity. Furthermore, in assuming a continuity from the Greeks to modern liberalism, we have mistakenly downplayed or rejected everything in between, focusing on the great ideas and the great books rather than on real history with all its ambiguities, conflicts, and contradictions. The heart of Gress's case for the future of the West is that the New must remember its roots in the Old and seek a synthesis. For as the attacks have demonstrated, the New West cannot stand alone. Its very virtues -- liberty, reason, progress -- grew out of the Old West and cannot flourish when removed from that rich soil.
Categories: History

The Virtual Representation of the Past

The Virtual Representation of the Past

That this should be so, comes as no surprise to a historian of European medicine,
since the dominant philosophical and ... 3 Alfred Crosby, The Measurement of
Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250– 1600 (Cambridge:
Cambridge ...

Author: Mark Greengrass

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754672883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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This unique book critically evaluates the virtual representation of the past through digital media. A distinguished team of leading experts in the field approach digital research in history and archaeology from contrasting viewpoints, including philosoph
Categories: Business & Economics

The American Scholar

The American Scholar

Military Invalion in the Interwa Periol THE MEASURE OF REALITY Quantification
and Western Society , 1 1250 - 1600 ... Here Crosby argues that Western
Europeans were better imperialists than any humans before them in part
because ...

Author: William Allison Shimer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006067014

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Transforming History

Transforming History

See his The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society 1250–1600 (
Cambridge University Press: ... and then the economic and social reconstruction
of Europe that we associate with Florentine capitalism and Renaissance art.

Author: Aron Thompson

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781584204619

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Mappings

Mappings

... Knowledge, Discovery, and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of
Aesthetic Rationalism (Cambridge and New York, 1997), and A. W. Crosby, The
Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250–1600 (Cambridge,
 ...

Author: Denis Cosgrove

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861898364

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa? In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world. Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the 'chorographic' scale; and mapping as personal exploration. With essays by Jerry Brotton, Paul Carter, Michael Charlesworth, James Corner, Wystan Curnow, Christian Jacob, Luciana de Lima Martins, David Matless, Armand Mattelart, Lucia Nuti and Alessandro Scafi
Categories: Education

Material History Review

Material History Review

Alfred W . Crosby , The Measure of Reality : Quantification and Western Society ,
1250 – 1600 RANDALL C . BROOKS ... shift from qualitative to quantitative
bridge University Press , 1997 . xii + 245 pp . , perception in Western Europe
during ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022105832

Category: Canada

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Categories: Canada

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

Boston: Reidel. Crosby, Alfred W. 1997 The Measure of Reality: Quantification
and Western Society, 1250–1600. ... Curtin, Philip D. 1989 Death by Migration:
Europe's Encounter with the Tropical World in the Nineteenth Century.
Cambridge: ...

Author: Margaret Lock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444357905

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology
Categories: Social Science

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies Managerial Issues and Challenges

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies  Managerial Issues and Challenges

Retrieved February 27, 2007, from http://europe.isixsigma.com/library.content/
c040825b. asp Cronbach, L.J. (1951). Coefficient alpha and the ... The measure
of reality: Quantification and western society, 1250-1600. Cambridge: Cambridge
 ...

Author: Ferran, Carlos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599045337

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges. Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.
Categories: Computers

Lost Colony

Lost Colony

Guns, Sails, and Empires: Technological Innovation and the Early Phases of
European Expansion, 1400–1700. new york: ... Boeteman, 1670. crosby, alfred W
. The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250–1600.

Author: Tonio Andrade

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839537

Category: History

Page: 448

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How a Chinese pirate defeated European colonialists and won Taiwan during the seventeenth century During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War—Europe's first war with China—the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory over the Dutch and captured one of their largest and richest colonies—Taiwan. How did he do it? Examining the strengths and weaknesses of European and Chinese military techniques during the period, Lost Colony provides a balanced new perspective on long-held assumptions about Western power, Chinese might, and the nature of war. It has traditionally been asserted that Europeans of the era possessed more advanced science, technology, and political structures than their Eastern counterparts, but historians have recently contested this view, arguing that many parts of Asia developed on pace with Europe until 1800. While Lost Colony shows that the Dutch did indeed possess a technological edge thanks to the Renaissance fort and the broadside sailing ship, that edge was neutralized by the formidable Chinese military leadership. Thanks to a rich heritage of ancient war wisdom, Koxinga and his generals outfoxed the Dutch at every turn. Exploring a period when the military balance between Europe and China was closer than at any other point in modern history, Lost Colony reassesses an important chapter in world history and offers valuable and surprising lessons for contemporary times.
Categories: History

Place Ecology and the Sacred

Place  Ecology and the Sacred

J. B. Geijsbeek, Ancient Double-Entry Bookkeeping: Luca Pacioli's Treatise (
Houston, TX: Scholar's Book Co., 1972); Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of
Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250–1600 (Cambridge: Cambridge
 ...

Author: Michael S. Northcott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441114570

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange – such as a local food economy – more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.
Categories: Religion

The Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education

The Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education

The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600. ... to
investigate the causes of this epochal change in attitude among Europeans
literally the "how, when, why and where" of this new perspective toward
rationality.

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ISBN: UOM:39015039176741

Category: Music

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Categories: Music

Program of the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

Program of the     Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

The Measure of Reality Quantification and Western Society , 1250 - 1600 Alfred
W . Crosby THE MEASURE OF REALITY ... ALFRED W . CROSBY New
Approaches to European History William Beik , T . C . W . Blanning , and R . W .
Scribner ...

Author: American Historical Association. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006039315

Category: History

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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.
Categories: History

The World to 1500

The World to 1500

The latest analysis of why Europe bolted ahead of other continents is by A . W .
Crosby , The Measure of Reality : Quantification and Western Society , 1250 –
1600 ( Cambridge University , 1996 ) , which stresses the new technology and
the ...

Author: Leften Stavros Stavrianos

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023122943

Category: History

Page: 336

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This best-selling, classic exploration of world history takes an interdisciplinary global (rather than a regional or national) approach–tracing those major forces, movements, and events that have had a world-wide impact. It stresses connections between the past, present and future, emphasizing the question “What does it mean for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the course of human history with an eye toward the millennium, reflecting in its coverage the end of the cold war and the dawning possibilities for a new type of global history.
Categories: History

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

The Measure of Reality : Quantification and Western Society , 12501600 . 8vo , xii
... A century ago , at the height of the European imperial domination of the globe ,
common explanations for the success of European colonial and commercial ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039331429

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

... Expansion of Europe ( 1989 ) , and The Measure of Reality : Quantification and
Western Society , 1250-1600 ( 1997 ) , in which Crosby discusses how he came
to study the relationships among ecology , biology , and European expansion .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113567536

Category: History, Modern

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Categories: History, Modern