Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of by Martin Daunton

By Martin Daunton

This number of essays explores the questions of what counted as wisdom in Victorian Britain, who outlined wisdom and the an expert, by way of what ability and through what standards.

During the Victorian interval, the constitution of information took on a brand new and recognizably glossy shape, and the disciplines that we now take without any consideration took form. The ways that wisdom used to be confirmed additionally took on a brand new shape, with oral examinations and private contacts giving method to formal written exams. New associations of data have been created: museums have been very important firstly of the interval (knowledge frequently intended classifying and collecting); through the top, universities had taken on a brand new promince. wisdom extended and Victorians had to make feel of the sheer scale of knowledge, to popularize it, and whilst to exclude lack of awareness and mistake - a job conducted via encyclopedias and renowned guides.

The notion of data is advanced and lots more and plenty debated, with a multiplicity of meanings and troubling relationships. by means of learning the Victorian association of information in its institutional settings, those essays give a contribution to our attention of those wider issues.

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