Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2010

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081422

Bookseller Code (06)


States and statistics in the nineteenth century

Europe by numbers

Nico Randeraad

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Concise and well-written, on an unusual but fascinating topic: the history of statistics
  • Highlights interesting details and emphasises the 'human factor'
  • Focuses on a wide range of states in nineteenth century Europe
  • Offers an interesting metastory in the deconstruction of the typical modernistic belief in social science as a means of discovering the laws of society and as a tool of improving society Draws upon unique source material: the reports of the nine international statistical congesses, which have never been comprehensively used in a single historical study