Title

Expertise Ex Stellis: Comets, Horoscopes and Politics in Renaissance Hungary

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

0369-7827

Journal Title

Osiris

Volume

25

First Page

27

Last Page

45

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

I argue that demonstrating scientific expertise was intimately associated with public performance and political goals. Maintaining that expertise depended, by contrast, on displaying appropriate levels of erudition in appropriate contexts. This article is based in detailed analysis of manuscripts sources. --author-supplied description

Comments

Also published in Expertise : practical knowledge and the early modern state (University of Chicago Press).

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