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The Resource The social history of skepticism : experience and doubt in early modern culture, Brendan Dooley

The social history of skepticism : experience and doubt in early modern culture, Brendan Dooley

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The social history of skepticism : experience and doubt in early modern culture
Title
The social history of skepticism
Title remainder
experience and doubt in early modern culture
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Dooley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do new information technologies always produce progress and enlightenment? No, at least not according to observers in seventeenth-century Europe. As Brendan Dooley demonstrates in The Social History of Skepticism, the transformation of information about present and past politics into a saleable product, whether in the form of commissioned histories or in the form of journalism, turned writers into speculators, information into opinion, and readers into critics. The result was a powerful current of skepticism with extraordinary consequences. Combined with late-seventeenth-century developments in other areas of thought and writing, it produced skepticism about the possibility of gaining any historical knowledge at all." "Joining the history of ideas to the history of journalism and publishing, Dooley sets out to discover when early modern people believed their political informants and when they did not."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dooley, Brendan Maurice
Dewey number
070.9
Index
index present
LC call number
  • H31
  • PN4801
LC item number
  • .J6
  • .D66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science
Series volume
117th ser., 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Press and politics
  • Skepticism
  • Historiography
Label
The social history of skepticism : experience and doubt in early modern culture, Brendan Dooley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • News Unfit to Print
  • Politics' New Clothes
  • Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat
  • Veritas Filia Temporis
Control code
40668156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780801861420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The social history of skepticism : experience and doubt in early modern culture, Brendan Dooley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • News Unfit to Print
  • Politics' New Clothes
  • Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat
  • Veritas Filia Temporis
Control code
40668156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780801861420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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