Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main [Paperback]

Ayako Sakurai (Author)

ISBN: 9780822966463 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 248p,

Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main


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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