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Encyclopaedic visions : scientific dictionaries and enlightenment culture

Author: Richard R Yeo
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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"The eighteenth-century English dictionaries of arts and sciences claimed to contain all knowledge that a person of education should possess. These early encyclopaedias responded to the explosion of information by reducing knowledge to essentials, stressing the need for a coherent account of the sciences, and for some time excluding biography and history. Richard Yeo places these scientific dictionaries in a rich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Encyclopedias
History
Encyclopedias Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Enciclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Yeo
ISBN: 0521651913 9780521651912
OCLC Number: 45828872
Description: xxi, 336 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the encyclopaedic tradition --
Part I: 1. Encyclopaedias in the Republic of Letters --
2. Scientific dictionaries and 'compleat' knowledge --
3. Containing knowledge --
Part II: 4. From commonplace books to encyclopaedias --
5. 'The best book in the universe': Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia --
6. Communicating the arts and sciences --
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Scottish Enlightenment --
Part III: 8. Copyright and public knowledge --
9. Why dedicate an encyclopaedia to a king? --
10. Editors and experts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Richard Yeo.
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Abstract:

"The eighteenth-century English dictionaries of arts and sciences claimed to contain all knowledge that a person of education should possess. These early encyclopaedias responded to the explosion of information by reducing knowledge to essentials, stressing the need for a coherent account of the sciences, and for some time excluding biography and history. Richard Yeo places these scientific dictionaries in a rich cultural framework of debate that includes the classification of knowledge, the tradition of commonplaces, the Republic of Letters, the Enlightenment public sphere, copyright issues and the specialisation of science. He discusses dilemmas involved in the quest for knowledge to be both organised and readily available, examining assumptions about the organisation, communication and control of knowledge in these works. Elegantly illustrated and accessibly written, Encyclopaedic Visions provides a major contribution to Enlightenment studies, the history of science and the history of ideas in general."--BOOK JACKET.

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by uellis (WorldCat user on 2005-10-12)

Encyclopaedias in the Republic of Letters -- Scientific Dictionaries and 'Compleat' Knowledge -- Containing Knowledge -- From Commonplace Books to Encyclopaedias -- 'The Best Book in the Univers’: Ephraim Chambers’ Cyclopaedia -- Communicating the Arts and Sciences -- The Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Scottish Enlightenment -- Copyright and Public Knowledge -- Why Dedicate an Encyclopaedia to a King -- Editors and Experts

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