Science and Social Status: The Members of the Academie Des Sciences 1666-1750

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Boydell & Brewer, 1995 - 461 pàgines
This comprehensive survey of the members of France's Academie des Sciences to the 1750s takes up the challenge to search for a way to connect history of science with social and cultural history at the bottom (the level of the scientists) rather than at the top (the level of philosophical debate about science and culture) (T.L. Hankins, In Defence of Biography: the Use of Biography in the History of Science, in History of Science, 17 (1979), 1-16). The book focuses primarily on the academicians themselves; and although it has much to say about the Academie as an institution, it does so in the light of the changing positions which the academicians occupied in the social hierarchy of early modern France. It explores the implications of those changes for the development of the Academie down to the mid-1700s, and it argues that throughout this period the the relationship which the Academie had with the Bourbon regime, and with French society in general, was governed governed to a large extent by the personal circumstances of the academicians.
 

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The Scientific Context
3
The Political Context
26
The Context of Patronage
39
The Foundation of the Academie des Sciences and its First Members
61
Colbert and the Foundation of the Academie in 1666
63
Those with Backgrounds in Law
80
Roberval and Duclos
101
Academicians in their Forties
110
The Formation Social Status and Mentality of an Academician 16661699
260
The Reform of 1699
279
Principles and Statutes 1699
281
the Mathematical Sciences
297
the Life Sciences
307
GillesFrancois
321
The Members of 1699 in Context
343
The Secretaries and Bignon
351

The Eleves
127
The Founder Members in Retrospect
138
The Early Years of the Academie
145
the Period to 1683
169
the La Hire Family
193
The Members Appointed by Louvois 16831691
214
the First Phase Bignon Homberg and Tournefort
221
the Second Phase
239
Academicians in the Mathematical Sciences 17021750
375
Academicians in the Life Sciences 17011750
399
Conclusion
413
Appendix One
421
Appendix Three
427
Bibliography
433
Index
449
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David J. Sturdy is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. His previous publications include "The d'Aligres de la Riviere: Servants of the Bourbon State in the Seventeenth Century "(1986), "Science and Social Status in Early Modern France: The Members of the Academie des Sciences, 1666-1750" (1995) and "Louis XIV" (1998).

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