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Study Number: QE-503-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1820

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Lectures and seminars in German universities on the sciences of state, 1820-1914.  [machine-readable data file] / Lindenfeld, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 2515

Date Accessioned: 11/17/1999

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Data set is also stored on the ICPSR Periodic Release CD-ROM, issued April 1999: PCD99002

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 9/20/1999

Documentation: Codebook available in PDF from ICPSR web site.

Abstract: This study investigates the progression of academic disciplines in German universities during the period 1820-1914. The disciplines examined were a constellation of subjects known as the Staatswissenschaften or the ''Sciences of State''. This group of disciplines, originating under the name of cameralism, included such varied subjects as economics, finance, politics, agriculture, technology, statistics, and constitutional law. The purpose of the study was to indicate how these subjects shifted over time, with some migrating to other fields, others becoming more specialized, and still others becoming obsolete. The dataset contains a compilation of lectures and seminars culled from German (boundaries of 1871) university catalogs and related sources. Variables include course number, taxonomy code, cross-reference heading, semester date, university, region, and frequency. Two data supplements are also included. One lists lectures found under law faculties (1820-1910) and the other lists lectures from the natural sciences that concerned technology (1820-1880).

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