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Mesmerism and the end of the Enlightenment in France.

Author: Robert Darnton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1968.
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Early in 1788, Franz Anton Mesmer arrived in Paris and began to promulgate an exotic theory of healing that almost immediately seized the imagination of the general populace. Robert Darnton's lively  Read more...

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Darnton, Robert.
Mesmerism and the end of the Enlightenment in France.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1968
(DLC) 68025607
(OCoLC)283547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Darnton
ISBN: 9780674030190 0674030192 0674569512 9780674569515
OCLC Number: 609330280
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages) illustrations, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Preface""; ""CONTENTS""; ""1. Mesmerism and Popular Science""; ""2. The Mesmerist Movement""; ""3. The Radical Strain in Mesmerism""; ""4. Mesmerism as a Radical Political Theory""; ""5. From Mesmer to Hugo""; ""6. Conclusion""; ""Bibliographical Note""; ""Appendix 1. Mesmer�s Propositions""; ""Appendix 2. The Milieu of Amateur Scientists in Paris""; ""Appendix 3. The Société de l�Harmonie Universelle""; ""Appendix 4. Bergasse�s Lectures on Mesmerism""; ""Appendix 5. The Emblem and Textbook of the Sociétés de l�Harmonie""; ""Appendix 6. An Antimesmerist View""

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A fascinating study of the effects that the theories of the notorious Viennese physician, Franz Mesmer, had upon social and political thinkers during the two decades preceding the French Revolution. Read more...

 
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