Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-322) and index.
|Genre||Encyclopedias, Early works to 1800.|
|LC Classifications||AE1 .Y46 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxi, 336 p. :|
|Number of Pages||336|
|LC Control Number||00063005|
Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture Robert Yeo, Richard Yeo Cambridge University Press, - History - pages5/5(1). Encyclopaedic Visions is highly recommended for academic libraries supporting history of science departments, library and information science programs, or history departments with an emphasis on intellectual history or history of the book."4/5(6). Get this from a library! Encyclopaedic visions: scientific dictionaries and enlightenment culture. [Richard R Yeo] -- "The eighteenth-century English dictionaries of arts and sciences claimed to contain all knowledge that a person of education should possess. These early encyclopaedias responded to . Introduction: the encyclopaedic tradition; Part I: 1. Encyclopaedias in the Republic of Letters; 2. Scientific dictionaries and 'compleat' knowledge; 3. Containing knowledge; Part II: 4. From commonplace books to encyclopaedias; 5. 'The best book in the universe': Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia; 6. Communicating the arts and sciences; 7.
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Buy Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture by Richard Yeo online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. between past and present encyclopaedic visions of and for the discipline. 2. Encyclopaedic vision 1. a book containing a selection of the words of a lan-guage usually arranged alphabetically. In the preface to this impressive book, Richard Yeo quotes David Brewster’s words to the co-editor of his eighteen-volume Edinburgh Encyclopaedia as a warning to himself to make his task manageable. In so doing, he restricts his primary purpose to revealing and analysing “the assumptions behind the encyclopaedic project” and to considering “how these influenced coverage and format”. Encyclopaedia, also spelled encyclopedia, reference work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or that treats a particular branch of knowledge in a comprehensive manner.. For more than 2, years encyclopaedias have existed as summaries of extant scholarship in forms comprehensible to their readers. The word encyclopaedia is derived from the Greek enkyklios paideia.