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Science and polity in France : the revolutionary and Napoleonic years

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
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By the end of the eighteenth century, the French dominated the world of science. And although science and politics had little to do with each other directly, there were increasingly frequent intersections. This is a study of those transactions between science and state, knowledge and power--on the eve of the French Revolution. Charles Gillispie explores how the links between science and polity in France were related  Read more...
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Gillispie, Charles Coulston.
Science and polity in France.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003055451
(OCoLC)52559192
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulston Gillispie
ISBN: 9781400824618 1400824613 0691115419 9780691115412
OCLC Number: 362452601
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 751 pages)
Contents: Science and politics under the constituent assembly --
Education, science, and politics --
The Museum of Natural History and the Academy of Science : rise and fall --
The metric system --
Science and the terror --
Scientists at war --
Thermidorean convention and directory --
Bonaparte and the scientific community --
Positivist science.
Responsibility: Charles Coulston Gillispie.
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Examines how the revolutionary and Napoleonic context contributed to modernization both of politics and science. This work argues that in politics the central feature of this modernization was  Read more...

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