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Kramper, Peter

The Battle of the Standards

Messen, Zählen und Wiegen in Westeuropa 1660-1914

[The Battle of the Standards: Measures, Numbers, and Scales in Western Europe, 1660–1914]

Ed. by German Historical Institute London

Series:Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London/ Publications of the German Historical Institute London 82

DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG

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    Publication Date:
    May 2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-058195-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Why is a meter the same length everywhere? While this may seem to be a banal question, standardized measures and weight are hardly self-evident. This history of measurement standards concentrates on Western Europe between 1660 and 1914 while taking political, administrative, economic, and scientific aspects into consideration.

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    x, 599 pages
    DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph

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