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Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674569515

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

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232 pages

18 halftones


  • 1. Mesmerism and Popular Science
  • 2. The Mesmerist Movement
  • 3. The Radical Strain in Mesmerism
  • 4. Mesmerism as a Radical Political Theory
  • 5. From Mesmer to Hugo
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Appendix 1. Mesmer’s Propositions
  • Appendix 2. The Milieu of Amateur Scientists in Paris
  • Appendix 3. The Société de l’Harmonie Universelle
  • Appendix 4. Bergasse’s Lectures on Mesmerism
  • Appendix 5. The Emblem and Textbook of the Sociétés de l’Harmonie
  • Appendix 6. An Antimesmerist View
  • Appendix 7. French Passages Translated in the Text
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Robert Darnton Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
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