Industrial Enlightenment: Science, technology and culture in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1760-1820 (Gender in History)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780719077708: Industrial Enlightenment: Science, technology and culture in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1760-1820 (Gender in History)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Industrial Enlightenment explores the transition through which England passed between 1760 and 1820 on the way to becoming the world's first industrialised nation. In drawing attention to the important role played by scientific knowledge, it focuses on a dimension of this transition which is often overlooked by historians. The book argues that in certain favoured regions, England underwent a process whereby useful knowledge was fused with technological 'know how' to produce the condition described here as Industrial Enlightenment.In the forefront of the process were the natural philosophers who entered into a close and productive relationship with technologists and entrepreneurs. One of the most favoured regions in which this interaction took place was the West Midlands. Accordingly, the book probes the relationship between knowledge generators and knowledge appliers in the specific setting of eighteenth-century Birmingham's booming metal-goods economy. Much of the evidence for this study is drawn from the extraordinary archival record of the activities of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and his Soho Manufactory. For Soho, 'where genius and the arts preside', would become the principal emblem and adornment of England's Industrial Enlightenment. The book will appeal to those keen to explore the dynamics of change in eighteenth-century England, and to those with a broad interest in the cultural history of science and technology.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Peter Jones is Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter M. Jones
Published by MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0719077702 ISBN 13: 9780719077708
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Industrial Enlightenment explores the transition through which England passed between 1760 and 1820 on the way to becoming the world's first industrialised nation. In drawing attention to the important role played by scientific knowledge, it focuses on a dimension of this transition which is often overlooked by historians. The book argues that in certain favoured regions, England underwent a process whereby useful knowledge was fused with technological 'know how' to produce the condition described here as Industrial Enlightenment. At the forefront of the process were the natural philosophers who entered into a close and productive relationship with technologists and entrepreneurs. Much of the evidence for this study is drawn from the extraordinary archival record of the activities of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and his Soho Manufactory. The book will appeal to those keen to explore the dynamics of change in eighteenth-century England, and to those with a broad interest in the cultural history of science and technology. -- . Seller Inventory # ABE9780719077708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

PETER M JONES
ISBN 10: 0719077702 ISBN 13: 9780719077708
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Academic Book Collection
(Poole, N/A, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. An exploration of the transition through which England passed between 1760 and 1820 on the way to becoming the world s first industrialised nation. The book draws attention to the important role played by scientific knowledge and argues that, in certain favoured regions, England underwent a process whereby useful knowledge was fused with technological know how to produce the condition described here as Industrial Enlightenment. At the forefront of the process were the natural philosophers who entered into a close and productive relationship with technologists and entrepreneurs. Much of the evidence for this study is drawn from the archival record of the activities of Matthew Boulton (1728 1809) and his Soho Manufactory. Seller Inventory # 2627

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Peter M. Jones
Published by MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0719077702 ISBN 13: 9780719077708
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Industrial Enlightenment explores the transition through which England passed between 1760 and 1820 on the way to becoming the world's first industrialised nation. In drawing attention to the important role played by scientific knowledge, it focuses on a dimension of this transition which is often overlooked by historians. The book argues that in certain favoured regions, England underwent a process whereby useful knowledge was fused with technological 'know how' to produce the condition described here as Industrial Enlightenment. At the forefront of the process were the natural philosophers who entered into a close and productive relationship with technologists and entrepreneurs. Much of the evidence for this study is drawn from the extraordinary archival record of the activities of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and his Soho Manufactory. The book will appeal to those keen to explore the dynamics of change in eighteenth-century England, and to those with a broad interest in the cultural history of science and technology. -- . Seller Inventory # ABE9780719077708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds