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The City of Paris and the Rise of Clinical Medicine
This article argues that the city of Paris played a unique role in shaping clinical medicine at the Paris hospital at the turn of the nineteenth century. Under outstanding clinicians such asExpand
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Why Did Humphry Davy and Associates Not Pursue the Pain-Alleviating Effects of Nitrous Oxide?
Davy (H.) et ses associes ont demontre au XIX e siecle l'usage de l'oxyde nitreux en tant qu'anestehsique, mais n'ont pas poursuivi leurs investigations pour utiliser ce gaz comme traitementExpand
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Preaching, a Ponytail, and an Enthusiast: Rethinking the Public Sphere's Subversiveness in Eighteenth-century Prussia
  • M. Sauter
  • History
  • Central European History
  • 1 December 2004
Recent work on the eighteenth-century public sphere has recast the debate about the Enlightenment's responsibility for the French Revolution. Historians have argued that the print public sphere andExpand
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Clock Watchers and Stargazers: On Time Discipline in Early-Modern Berlin
This essay contests the view that humanity’s centuries-long experience with clocks is marked by a steady increase in time awareness that culminated in the modern compulsion known as “timeExpand
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Visions of the Enlightenment: The Edict on Religion of 1788 and the Politics of the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century Prussia
  • M. Sauter
  • Political Science, Philosophy
  • 17 June 2009
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Frederickian Monarchy and the Enlightenment in Prussia 2. The Ponytail, the Enthusiast, and the "Enlightened" Public Sphere 3. The Enlightenment on TrialExpand
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Strangers to the world: astronomy and the birth of anthropology in the eighteenth century
An important strain in the literature on the rise of anthropological thought in the early-modern world identifies anthropological thought’s biggest insight as the ascription of unity to the humanExpand
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Human space: the rise of Euclidism and the construction of an early-modern world, 1400-1800
This essay argues that intellectual historians have overlooked the significance of the return of Euclid’s geometric thought to early-modern Europe. Looking at the period between 1400 and 1800, thisExpand
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Conclusion. Prosaic Reflections
Prussia's Edict on Religion of 1788 forbade sermons that undermined popular belief in the Holy Trinity and the Bible. Scholars have assumed that this act was counter-enlightened because it limitedExpand
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Chapter 4. Eden’s End