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travels and adventures of serendipity

Robert King Merton

travels and adventures of serendipity

a study in historical semantics and the sociology of science

by Robert King Merton

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert K. Merton, Elinor Barber.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 313 p. ;
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22572558M
ISBN 100691117543

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The Three Princes of Serendip is the English version of the story Peregrinaggio di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in Tramezzino claimed to have heard the story from one Cristoforo Armeno, who had translated the Persian fairy tale into Italian, adapting Book One of Amir Khusrau's Hasht-Bihisht of Pris: kr. E-bok, Laddas ned direkt. Köp Travels and Adventures of Serendipity av Robert K Merton, Elinor Barber, James L Shulman på


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