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The savant and the state : science and cultural politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Author: Robert Fox
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 3.
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There has been a tendency to view science in nineteenth-century France as the exclusive territory of the nation's leading academic centers and the powerful Paris-based administrators who controlled them. Ministries and the great savants and institutions of the capital seem to have defined the field, while historians have ignored or glossed over traditions on the periphery of science. In The Savant and the State,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox
ISBN: 9781421405223 1421405229
OCLC Number: 771425011
Description: 394 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Science and the new order --
Voices on the periphery --
Science, bureaucracy, and the Empire --
Science, philosophy, and the culture of secularism --
Science for all --
The public face of Republican science.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 3.
Responsibility: Robert Fox.

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Charts the historiographical territory by synthesizing the practices and thought of state-sanctioned scientists and those of independent communities of savants and commentators with very different  Read more...

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In writing a history of science and cultural politics in nineteenth-century France, Fox has achieved a formidable and admirable synthesis. -- Mary Jo Nye Metascience Such a bold undertaking would Read more...

 
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