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.
Table of ContentsCover 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