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Hardcover The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France, 1789-1848 Book

ISBN: 0199544700

ISBN13: 9780199544707

The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France, 1789-1848

This book is the first to place revolutionary advances in light and optics in the cultural context of France in the first half of the nineteenth century. The narrative follows the work and careers of France's two chief rivals on the subject of light: Arago and Biot. Their disagreement began on the subject of technical optics, but expanded to include politics, religion, agricultural policy, education, dinner companions, housing arrangements, photography,...

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