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As Long as the King’s Arm?

James Vincent: Jiggers, Rods and Barleycorns, 5 March 2020

The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness 
by Emanuele Lugli.
Chicago, 312 pp., £27, May 2019, 978 0 226 61249 2
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... before referring to Protagoras’ usefully ambiguous ‘man is the measure of all things.’ Emanuele Lugli’s The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness avoids this by focusing on premodern understandings of measurement up to the early years of the metric system, and in particular on the period between the 12th and 14th centuries in ...

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