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The Resource The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England, Paul Slack, (electronic resource)

The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England, Paul Slack, (electronic resource)

Label
The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England
Title
The invention of improvement
Title remainder
information and material progress in seventeenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Paul Slack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of improvement - gradual and cumulative betterment - was something new in 17th century England. It became commonplace to assert that improvements in agriculture, industry, commerce, and social welfare would bring infinite prosperity and happiness. The word improvement was itself new, and since it had no equivalent in other languages, it gave the English a distinctive culture of improvement which they took with them to Ireland, Scotland, and America. Slack explains the political, intellectual, and economic circumstances which allowed notions of improvement to take root
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slack, Paul,
Dewey number
942.06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • England
  • England
Target audience
specialized
Label
The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England, Paul Slack, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
EDZ0000898657
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191757754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895503450
Label
The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England, Paul Slack, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
EDZ0000898657
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191757754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895503450

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