Encyclopaedic visions : scientific dictionaries and enlightenment culture / Richard Yeo

Author(s): Yeo, Richard R., 1948-
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Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries--History and criticism
Science--Encyclopedias--Early works to 1800
Science--History--Encyclopedias--History and criticism
Science--History--18th century
Science and civilization--Early works to 1800
Learning and scholarship--History--18th century
Enlightenment--England--History
England--Intellectual life--18th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
LC Classification: A, AE
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: The encyclopaedic tradition 1
1. Encyclopaedias in the Republic of Letters 35
2. Scientific dictionaries and 'compleat' knowledge 59
3. Containing knowledge 78
4. From commonplace books to encyclopaedias 101
5. 'The best Book in the Universe': Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia 120
6. Communicating the arts and sciences 145
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Scottish Enlightenment 170
8. Copyright and public knowledge 195
9. Why dedicate an encyclopaedia to a king? 222
10. Editors and experts 246
Conclusion 277
Bibliography 284
Index 323
Notes: LCCN: 00063005
ISBN: 0521651913 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-322) and index
Physical Description: xxi, 336 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
OCLC Number: 45828872
ISBN/ISSN: 0521651913

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