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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
THE ENLIGHTENMENT ON TRIAL: STATE SERVICE AND SOCIAL DISCIPLINE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMANY'S PUBLIC SPHERE
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