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"A perfect and an absolute work": Expertise, Authority, and the Rebuilding of Dover Harbor, 1579-1583
La reconstruction du port de Douvres et l'une des plus grandes realisations sous le regne d'Elisabeth I dont l'A. decrit et evalue les competences techniques de chacun et le controle et la gestionExpand
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Introduction: Expertise and the Early Modern State
The notion of expertise has received a lot of attention recently from historians and other scholars. Of special interest has been the relationship between the expert and the state, and in particularExpand
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Power, Knowledge, and Expertise in Elizabethan England
However dramatic, England's victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 was neither lucky nor miraculous. It was the result of myriad technological and organizational innovations instigated over theExpand
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Trading Expertise: Sebastian Cabot between Spain and England*
Cabot has been hailed as the father of English navigation, bringing with him from Spain the methods of celestial navigation and the ability to unite navigational theory and practice. The system CabotExpand
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Review: Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome, by Pamela O. Long
Pamela O. Long Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018, 368 pp., 73 b/w illus.Expand
By any other name: early modern expertise and the problem of anachronism
ABSTRACT The idea of expertise in early modern Europe has attracted significant attention from historians of science and technology in recent years. Some find the term useful in describing the riseExpand