Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West
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Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution written with verve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Review. Margaret C. "There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum
Margaret C. Jacob is at New School for Social Research.
Great read! Francisco R. Sagasti Excellent account of the social, religious and economic factors that help usher in the scientific and industrial revolutions. Essential to complement more focused accounts of the scientific revolution
Scientific Culture and The Making of the Industrial West explains this historical process by looking at how and why scientific knowledge became such an integral part of the culture of Europe. Readable summaries of the major scientific achievements are included to better communicate the central innovations of the period, and recent scholarship is added to help enhance the discussion of the integration of science into Western culture. Seeking to understand the cultural origins of the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century, this text first looks at the scientific culture of the seventeenth century, focusing not only on England but following through with a study of the history of science and technology in France, the Netherlands, and Germany. Blending the history of science and technology with cultural history, this text is ideal for early modern European history courses, as well a