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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Mediators and Elizabethan England 1. German Miners, English Mistrust, and the Importance of Being "Expert" 2. Expert Mediation and the rebuilding of Dover Harbor 3. Early Mathematical Navigation in England 4. Secants and Sailors: Elizabethan Manuals of Navigation 5. Truth and Utility: Francis Bacon and the Expertise of Natural Philosophy Conclusion Notes Essay on Sources Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Great Britain Politics and government 1558-1603, Power (Social sciences) Great Britain History 16th century, Knowledge, Sociology of History 16th century, Great Britain Intellectual life 16th century, Expertise Political aspects Great Britain