Ann Blair

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The origins of chart graphics (e.g., bar charts and line charts) are well known [30], with the seminal event being the publication of William Playfair's (1759-1823) The Commercial and Political Atlas in London in 1786 [26]. However, the origins of graph drawing are not well known. Although Euler (1707-1783) is credited with originating graph theory in 1736(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Practices of bookish natural philosophy: methods of annotating and indexing books. Coping with information overload: Reading, compiling and commenting on texts long constituted one of the central practices of natural philosophy, from(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. The period of religious transformations covered in this volume corresponds closely in time to a series of major scientific developments traditionally known as the "Scientific Revolution", which is commonly considered to extend from(More)
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  • 2016
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Organizations of Knowledge in the Renaissance The "organization of knowledge" is a large and diffuse topic which can be studied at many different levels, ranging from the way an individual orders his or her understanding of the world(More)
This document offers a master reading list from which students will draw up individualized (and much shorter!) reading lists in preparing exams in two different but overlapping graduate fields in history-known in the books as France 1461-1789 and Intellectual History of Western and Central Europe 1500-1800 and which I call early modern France and early(More)
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