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The shadow of enlightenment : optical and political transparency in France, 1789-1848

Author: Theresa Levitt
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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"This book is the first to place revolutionary advances in light and optics in the cultural context of France in the first half of the nineteenth century. The narrative follows the work and careers of France's two chief rivals on the subject of light: Arago and Biot. Their disagreement began on the subject of technical optics, but expanded to include politics, religion, agricultural policy, education, dinner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Levitt
ISBN: 9780199544707 0199544700
OCLC Number: 234430679
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. A Revolution in Representation ; 3. Le Rouge et le Vert: The Colors of Opposition in Restoration France ; 4. Astronomy: The Light of the Heavens ; 5. A Vital Matter: Light and Life ; 6. Light Paints Itself: The Conditions of Photographic Representation ; 7. Illuminate All Eyes: Colonial Markets and the Problem of Freedom ; 8. Conclusion
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This work examines the intersection of science and politics in the work of Francois Arago and Jean-Baptiste Biot, the principle architects of the optical revolution of early nineteenth-century  Read more...

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