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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822981824
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Cover Half Title Title Copyright Contents Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction 1. Patriotic Collection in an Estate Society 2. From Estate to Civil Society 3. A Zoo for the Suburbs 4. The Demise of the Republican Frankfurt 5. A Museum for Heimat Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index

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