Wakefield, Andre.

The disordered police state : German cameralism as science and practice / Andre Wakefield. - Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2009. - x, 226 p. : ill., port. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-218) and index.

Bad cameralists and disordered police states -- Science and silver for the Kammer -- The knowledge factory -- The cameralist and the ironworks -- Useless sciences, fashionable sciences -- Conclusion : don't believe everything you read -- Appendix 1: Average annual silver production in Central Europe, 1545-1800 -- Appendix 2: Acquisition history of selected mining books in Göttingen -- Appendix 3: Friedrich Casimir Medicus's unpublished proposal for a Faculty of state administration at the University of Ingolstadt.

9780226870205 (cloth : alk. paper) 0226870200 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Mercantile system--History--Germany--17th century.
Mercantile system--History--Germany--18th century.
Science and state--History.--Germany

HB91 / .W35 2009