By the Numbers: Numeracy, Religion, and the Quantitative Transformation of Early Modern England

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$32.19
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages
280
Dimensions
6.3 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780197608784

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About the Author
Jessica Marie Otis is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Reviews
"Jessica Otis's brilliant study brings to light a hidden subterranean stream that runs beneath the surface reality of early modern England. By revealing the quiet growth and evolution of popular numeracy over the span of two centuries, Otis adds a new dimension to our understanding of every other aspect of this period." -- Amir Alexander, University of California, Los Angeles"This illuminating study provides a pathbreaking account of the characteristics of early modern numeracy and of the dynamics of change." -- Keith Wrightson, Yale University"This is a remarkable book, much the best introduction to a fascinating subject and at the same time full of interest for the specialist who wants to learn more." -- Paul Slack, Author of The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England"This interesting history...highlights how the transition was initiated to a numerate population and a more data driven society, which we know all too well these days." -- Adhemar Bultheel, Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society