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    Online Resource
    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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