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TitleThe shadow of enlightenment [electronic resource] : optical and political transparency in France, 1789-1848
Author Theresa Levitt
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009
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Descript 1 online resource (192 p.) : ill., maps, plans


This work examines the intersection of science and politics in the work of Francois Arago and Jean-Baptiste Biot, the principle architects of the optical revolution of early 19th-century France. Their disagreement over the optical accessibility of the world played out across a wide range of French culture

Optical engineering -- France -- History -- 18th century Optical engineering -- France -- History -- 19th century Enlightenment France -- Politics and government -- 18th century France -- Politics and government -- 19th century


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