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Useful and Reliable Knowledge in Global Histories of Material Progress in the East and the West

Objective

This proposal falls in paradigms for historical research in the comparative economic history of long-run global perspective: associated with the scholarship of Max Weber and Marc Bloch. It is focused upon cosmologies and cultures, promoting or restraining the accumulation of useful and reliable knowledge of production in the Orient and the Occident in the early-modern period - from the accession of the Ming Dynasty to the First Industrial Revolution.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/physical cosmology

Call for proposal

ERC-2008-AdG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Host institution

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 497 473
Principal investigator
Patrick Karl O'brien (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Bhimla Dheermojee (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 497 473
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Patrick Karl O'brien (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Bhimla Dheermojee (Ms.)