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dc.contributor.authorJardine, Boris
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-12T00:31:44Z
dc.date.available2019-01-12T00:31:44Z
dc.date.issued2018-10
dc.identifier.issn0003-3790
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287913
dc.description.abstractThis paper offers a re-interpretation of the development of practical mathematics in Elizabethan England, placing artisanal know-how and the materials of the discipline at the heart of analysis, and bringing attention to Tudor economic policy by way of historical context. A major new source for the early instrument trade is presented: a manuscript volume of Chancery Court documents c.1565-c.1603, containing details of a patent granting a monopoly on making and selling mathematical instruments, circa 1575, to an unnamed individual, identified here as the instrument maker Humphrey Cole. Drawing on economic and legal history, the paper argues that practical mathematics needs to be understood as one 'project' among many, at a time when monopoly patents were used to advance industry, lower unemployment, secure the realm and reward invention. Drawing on the history and sociology of technology, it argues that the management and control of materials - mathematical instruments themselves, and the local socio-legal context within which they could be made - needs to be understood as prior to and separate from the rhetoric of mathematical authors, which is of interest in its own right but which may not have a direct relationship to mathematical practice.
dc.description.sponsorshipLeverhulme Trust
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectMathematics
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectHistory, 16th Century
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectPatents as Topic
dc.titleInstruments of statecraft: Humphrey Cole, Elizabethan economic policy and the rise of practical mathematics.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage329
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameAnn Sci
prism.startingPage304
prism.volume75
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35226
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-21
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/00033790.2018.1528510
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-10-17
dc.contributor.orcidJardine, Boris [0000-0002-9590-0102]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-505X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (1508(j))
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (ECF-2015-047)
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-17
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:52:21 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-10-17


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