Social History of Knowledge
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Polity Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
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In this book Peter Burke adopts a socio-cultural approach to examine the changes in the organization of knowledge in Europe from the invention of printing to the publication of the French Encyclop#65533;die
The book opens with an assessment of different sociologies of knowledge from Mannheim to Foucault and beyond, and goes on to discuss intellectuals as a social group and the social institutions (especially universities and academies) which encouraged or discouraged...