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Published by Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Knowledge, Sociology of.,
  • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesOrganization of knowledge in Victorian Britain
Statementedited by Martin Daunton.
Series[British Academy centenary monographs]
ContributionsDaunton, M. J., British Academy.
LC ClassificationsDA533 .O65 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 424 p. ;
Number of Pages424
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3438035M
ISBN 100197263267
LC Control Number2005296111

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