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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    New York, NY : Oxford University Press | Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780197608814
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrations.
    Series Statement: Oxford scholarship online
    DDC: 303.48309410903
    Keywords: Numeracy History To 1500 ; Numeration, Arabic History ; Numeracy Religious aspects ; Christianity ; Society ; Sociology & anthropology
    Abstract: During the 16 & 17th centuries, English numerical practices underwent a complex transformation with wide-ranging impacts on English society. At the beginning of the early modern period, English men & women believed that God had made humans universally numerate, although numbers were not central to their everyday lives. Over the next two centuries, rising literacy rates & the increasing availability of printed books revolutionized modes of arithmetical practice & education. Ordinary English people began to use numbers & quantification to explain abstract phenomena as diverse as the relativity of time, the probability of chance events, & the constitution of human populations. These changes reflected their participation in broader early modern European cultural & intellectual developments such as the Reformation & the Scientific Revolution.
    Note: Also issued in print: 2024 , Includes bibliographical references and index
    URL: Volltext  (URL des Erstveröffentlichers)
    URL: Volltext  (URL des Erstveröffentlichers)
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    Online Resource
    Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
    ISBN: 9780197608791
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (281 pages)
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 303.48309410903
    Keywords: Numeracy-England-History-To 1500 ; Numeracy-Religious aspects-Christianity
    Abstract: By the Numbers focuses the transformation of popular numerical practices in early modern England. It explores the material culture of popular numeracy, including how and why people began to use Arabic numerals, and analyzes how the print revolution changed the nature of English arithmetical education. It also demonstrates several of the ways that ordinary men and women began to use numbers and quantification to explain abstract phenomena in their everyday lives.
    Abstract: Cover -- By the Numbers -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Style, Dating, Money, and References -- Introduction-"Number, Weight and Measure": Numeracy in Early Modern England -- 1. "The Dyuers Wittes of Man": The Multiplicity and Materiality of Numbers -- 2. "Finding Out False Reckonings": Trust and the Function of Numbers -- 3. "Set Them To the Cyphering Schoole": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetical Education -- 4. "According To Our Computation Here": Quantifying Time -- 5. "It is Oddes of Many To One": Quantifying Chance and Risk -- 6. "Davids Arithmetick": Quantifying the People -- Epilogue-"Heau'ns Great Arithmetician": Living in a Numerical World -- Appendix: Arithmetic Textbook Marginalia by First Author and Holding Library -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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