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

Messen, Zählen und Wiegen in Westeuropa 1660-1914

Edited by: German Historical Institute London

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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"Mit seiner übersichtlichen Darstellung und ausgewogenen Beurteilung der politischen, wissenschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Standardisierungsdebatten leistet Kramper der Historischen Metrologie einen großen Dienst." Werner Scheltjens in: Historische Zeitschrift, 311 (2020), 410-412
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