Science and Polity in France at the End of the Old Regime.
by GILLISPIE, Charles Coulston (1918-2015).
Princeton:: Princeton University Press, 1980., 1980. 8vo. xii, 601,  pp. 3 illus., 1 chart, 2 tables, index. Blue gilt-stamped cloth, minor fraying, dust-jacket; jacket faded, rubbed. Ownership inked signature of Russell C. Maulitz. Very good. ISBN: 0691082332 "From the 1770s through the 1820s the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime, Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged scientific productivity on the eve of the Revolution. In the present monumental and elegantly written sequel to that work, which Princeton is reissuing concurrently, he examines how the revolutionary and Napoleonic context contributed to modernization both of politics and science…Charles Coulston Gillispie is Dayton-Stockton Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University where he founded the program in History and Philosophy of Science in 1960." –Princeton University Press. / "Gillispie is, clearly, thoroughly at home in the language and concepts of the sciences: of pure mathematics, chemistry, mathematical physics and astronomy, biology and natural history, not to mention engineering, mining, and agronomy. He is also a master of lucid explanation, so far as explanation to the ignorant can go, as well being the teller of some highly gripping tales; and he has an admirable, logically taut, often quietly witty, prose style."-- P.N. Furbank, New York Review of Books.
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