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Global Dispersals and Connections: Objects (Maxine Berg)

Readings

Maxine Berg, ‘The Genesis of “Useful Knowledge”’, Special Issue ‘Reflections on The Gifts of Athena ed. Berg in History of Science, 45 (2) (2007), pp. 123-135. Maxine Berg, ‘Britain, Industry and Perceptions of China: Matthew Boulton, “Useful Knowledge” and the Macartney Embassy to China 1792- 4’, Journal of Global History 1 (2006), pp. 269-288. Harold Cook, Matters of Exchange. Commerce, Medicine and Science in the Dutch Golden Age (New Haven, 2007), chapters 5,7,8 and 9. S.R. Epstein, ‘Transferring Technical Knowledge and Innovating in Europe, c. 1200- 1800’, Working Paper on ‘The Nature of Evidence: How Well Do Facts Travel?’, 1, May 2005, LSE Economic History Dept. website. Anne Goldgar, Tulipmania. Money, Honor and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (Chicago, 2007), chapters 1 and 2. Joel Mokyr, ‘Intellecutal Origins of Modern Economic Growth’, Journal of Economic History, 65 (2005), pp. 235-285. Tirthankar Roy, ‘Out of Tradition: Master Artisans and Economic Change in Colonial India’, Journal of Asian Studies (2008) Schaffer, Simon ‘Instruments as Cargo in the China Trade’, History of Science, 44 (2006), pp. 217-246Sujit Sivasundaram, 'Trading Knowledge: The East India Company's Elephants in India and Britain', Historical Journal, 48/1 (2005), pp. 27-63.  David Washbrook, ‘India in the Early Modern World Economy: Modes of Production, Reproduction and Exchange’, Journal of Global History, 2 (2007), pp. 87-112