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Science and social status : the members of the Academie des sciences 1666-1750

Author: D J Sturdy
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the changing position occupied by scientists in the social hierarchy of early modern France.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Sturdy
ISBN: 085115395X 9780851153957
OCLC Number: 31519004
Description: xvi, 461 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The 1660s in Context. 1. The Scientific Context. 2. The Political Context. 3. The Context of Patronage --
Pt. 2. The Foundation of the Academie des Sciences and its First Members. 4. Colbert and the Foundation of the Academie in 1666. 5. The Founder Members of the Academie des Sciences: Those with Backgrounds in Law. 6. Roberval and Duclos. 7. The Majority: Academicians in their Forties. 8. The Eleves. 9. The Founder Members in Retrospect --
Pt. 3. Members of the Academie, 1666-1698. 10. The Early Years of the Academie. 11. The Members Appointed 1669-1698: the period to 1683. 12. Dynasticism in the Academie: the La Hire Family. 13. The Members Appointed by Louvois, 1683-1691. 14. Pontchartrain and Membership to 1698: the First Phase: Bignon, Homberg and Tournefort. 15. Pontchartrain and Membership to 1698: the Second Phase. 16. The Formation, Social Status and Mentality of an Academician, 1666-1699 --
Pt. 4. The Reform of 1699.
Responsibility: David J. Sturdy.

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