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Minerva's message [electronic resource] : stabilizing the French Revolution / Martin S. Staum.

By: Staum, Martin S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] ; Buffalo, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 342 p.) : ill., ports.ISBN: 0773514422; 9780773514423; 9780773566248 (electronic bk.); 0773566244 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century -- Political aspects | France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century -- Political aspects | France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century | France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 | Institut national de France | Enlightenment -- France | Electronic books | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence | France -- Vie intellectuelle -- 18e si�ecle -- Aspect politique | France -- Vie intellectuelle -- 19e si�ecle -- Aspect politique | France -- Vie intellectuelle -- 18e si�ecle | France -- Vie intellectuelle -- 19e si�ecle | France -- Histoire -- 1789-1799 (R�evolution) | Franse Revolutie | Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis) | Paris -- Acad�emie des Sciences Morales et Politiques | Geschichte 1795-1832 | Franz�osische Revolution | Geistesgeschichte | REFERENCE / Questions & AnswersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Minerva's message.DDC classification: 001.1/0944/09033 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Intellectuals, Revolution, and the Social Sciences -- 2. Enlightenment Social Science Models -- 3. The Institute Intellectuals: Change and Continuity -- 4. Advice to Government and Prize Contests -- 5. The Public Image of the Institute and the Decline of Encyclopedism -- 6. Indelible Temperament and Condillac's Uncertain Legacy -- 7. A Science of Morality -- 8. Philosophical History and Political Discord -- 9. Human Geography: Correlating Climate, Culture, and Civilization -- 10. Rights, Utility, and Political Institutions -- 11. Towards the Political Economy of Commercial Society -- 12. Suppression and Resurrection of an Academy -- App. 1. Joseph Lakanal's List of Nominees for the Class of Moral and Political Sciences -- App. 2. Members and Associates of the Class of Moral and Political Sciences -- App. 3. The National Institute after the Reorganization of 1803.
Summary: During the French Revolution the French National Institute, including the Class of Moral and Political Sciences (CMPS), was established to replace the abolished Ancien Regime academies. In Minerva's Message Martin Staum explores how what began as the institutionalization of Enlightenment social science culture became a tool to end revolutionary turmoil and establish social order.
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1. Intellectuals, Revolution, and the Social Sciences -- 2. Enlightenment Social Science Models -- 3. The Institute Intellectuals: Change and Continuity -- 4. Advice to Government and Prize Contests -- 5. The Public Image of the Institute and the Decline of Encyclopedism -- 6. Indelible Temperament and Condillac's Uncertain Legacy -- 7. A Science of Morality -- 8. Philosophical History and Political Discord -- 9. Human Geography: Correlating Climate, Culture, and Civilization -- 10. Rights, Utility, and Political Institutions -- 11. Towards the Political Economy of Commercial Society -- 12. Suppression and Resurrection of an Academy -- App. 1. Joseph Lakanal's List of Nominees for the Class of Moral and Political Sciences -- App. 2. Members and Associates of the Class of Moral and Political Sciences -- App. 3. The National Institute after the Reorganization of 1803.

During the French Revolution the French National Institute, including the Class of Moral and Political Sciences (CMPS), was established to replace the abolished Ancien Regime academies. In Minerva's Message Martin Staum explores how what began as the institutionalization of Enlightenment social science culture became a tool to end revolutionary turmoil and establish social order.

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