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Author Crosby, Alfred W.,
Title The measure of reality : quantification and Western society, 1250-1600 / Alfred W. Crosby.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Author Crosby, Alfred W.,
Subject Historiometry.
History -- Methodology.
Civilization, Medieval.
History -- methods.
Civilization -- history.
Weights and Measures.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Europe -- History -- 1492-1648.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 245 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pantometry achieved. Pantometry: an introduction ; The venerable model ; Necessary but insufficient causes ; Time ; Space ; Mathematics -- Striking the match: Visualization. Visualization: an introduction ; Music ; Painting ; Bookkeeping -- Epilogue. The new model.
Summary "The Measure of Reality discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This shift made modern science, technology, business practice, and bureaucracy possible. It affected not only the obvious - such as measurements of time and space and mathematical technique - but, equally and simultaneously, music and painting, thus proving that the shift was even more profound than once thought."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461951780 (electronic bk.)
146195178X (electronic bk.)
9781107050518 (electronic bk.)
1107050510 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 862746756
Additional Format Print version: Crosby, Alfred W. Measure of reality 0521554276 (DLC) 96003092 (OCoLC)34767317

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