Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

by Ayako Sakurai


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The nineteenth century saw science move from being the preserve of a small learned elite to a dominant force which influenced society as a whole. Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations—funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace—became an important centre for natural history.

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ISBN-13: 9780822944959
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.20(d)

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