Book ID: CBB001252481

The Nationalization of Scientific Knowledge in the Habsburg Empire, 1848--1918 (2012)


Ash, Mitchell G. (Author)
Surman, Jan (Author)

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xi + 258 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

This volume challenges the common belief that scientific knowledge is international. Employing case studies from Austria, Poland, the Czech lands, and Hungary, the authors show how scientists in the late Habsburg Monarchy confronted the problem of simultaneously nationalizing and internationalizing their knowledge in a multi-national empire during the 'age of nationalism'. The case studies go beyond traditional emphasis on history, ethnology or other 'national' disciplines, ranging from chemistry and physics to natural history, geology, seismology, surgery, linguistics and eugenics, focusing inter alia on scientific terminology in various national languages, supra-national networks of observation or data gathering, language issues in science education, and research practices in cross-national comparison.

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Review Kwan, Jonathan (2013) Review of "The Nationalization of Scientific Knowledge in the Habsburg Empire, 1848--1918". German History (pp. 425-427). unapi

Review Hochadel, Oliver (2014) Review of "The Nationalization of Scientific Knowledge in the Habsburg Empire, 1848--1918". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 742-743). unapi

Essay Review Gliboff, Sander (2014) Science and Nationality in the Habsburg Empire. Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (pp. 369-371). unapi

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