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Ash, Eric H., 1972-

Power, knowledge, and expertise in Elizabethan England / Eric H. Ash.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2004.
Physical Description:
viii, 265 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
DA356 .A69 2004 (LC)
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Table of contents
Includes bibliographical references ([217]-248) and index.
Subject Terms:
Expertise -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1558-1603.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- History -- 16th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.

  • Introduction : mediators and Elizabethan England
  • German miners, English mistrust, and the importance of being "expert"
  • Expert mediation and the rebuilding of Dover Harbor
  • Early mathematical navigation in England
  • Secants and sailors : Elizabethan manuals of navigation
  • Truth and utility : Francis Bacon and the expertise of natural philosophy.