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Communities of science in nineteenth-century Ireland /
by Juliana Adelman.
imprint
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
description
xi, 221 p. : ill., map.
ISBN
1851966544 (electronic bk.), 9781851966547 (electronic bk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
isbn
1851966544 (electronic bk.)
9781851966547 (electronic bk.)
general note
Description based on print version record.
catalogue key
7022594
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
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'Dr Adelman has put all students of nineteenth-century Irish history in her debt by producing such a well-researched, well-presented and stimulating study.'
'Historians of Irish history, as well as historians of science in Ireland, will find much enlightenment here.'
'...it is a pleasure to have an important contribution like this ... Irish historians tend to ignore science and technology, but this is a volume they all should read.'
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Summaries
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Split into three parts, this study examines the practical educational impact of the growth of science in Ireland and its impact on the country's economy, the role of museums and exhibitions in spreading scientific knowledge, and the role that science had to play in Ireland's turbulent political context.
Description for Reader
History of Science, Irish History, Nineteenth-Century Studies
Main Description
The nineteenth century was an important period for both the proliferation of 'popular' science and for the demarcation of a group of professionals that we now term scientists. Of course for Ireland, largely in contrast to the rest of Britain, the prominence of Catholicism posed various philosophical questions regarding research.Adelman's study examines the practical educational impact of the growth of science in these communities, and the impact of this on the country's economy; the role of museums and exhibitions in spreading scientific knowledge; and the role that science had to play in Ireland's turbulent political context.Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Voluntary Societies
University Education
Agricultural Improvement
Museums and Exhibitions
Periodicals
Conclusion
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