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Empire of Chance
by Anders Engberg-Pedersen
Harvard University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-674-42541-5 | Cloth: 978-0-674-96764-9
Library of Congress Classification DC226.3.E54 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.27

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Anders Engberg-Pedersen shows how the Napoleonic Wars inspired a new discourse on knowledge in the West. Soldiers returning from battle were forced to reconsider what it is possible to know and how decisions are made in a fog of imperfect knowledge. Chance no longer appeared exceptional but normative—a prism for understanding the modern world.

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