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Paris savant : capital of science in the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Bruno Belhoste; Susan Emanuel; Dena Goodman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Novelist Honore de Balzac was the first to use the phrase "Paris savant" to refer to the dynamic Parisian scientific and intellectual community of the late 18th century. This book discusses how the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Belhoste; Susan Emanuel; Dena Goodman
ISBN: 9780199382545 0199382549
OCLC Number: 1097578507
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published in French as Paris savant: parcours et rencontres au temps des Lumières; Paris : Armand Colin, 2011.
English edition date from Ingram ipage.
Description: xx, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The gentlemen of the Academy of Sciences --
The capital of the sciences --
Fields of knowledge in the city --
The Encyclopédie --
The court and the town --
Spectacles and marvels --
Inventions --
Public hygiene --
The severe science --
Revolution! --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Paris savant.
Capital of science in the Age of Enlightenment
Responsibility: Bruno Belhoste ; translated by Susan Emanuel ; foreword by Dena Goodman.

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