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Title Scholars in action : the practice of knowledge and the figure of the savant in the 18th century / edited by Andre Holenstein, Hubert Steinke, and Martin Stuber ; in collaboration with Philippe Rogger.

Publication Info. Leiden ; New York : Brill, 2013.


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Series History of science and medicine library ; volume 34
Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; volume 9
History of science and medicine library ; v. 34.
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Preliminary Material -- Introduction: Practices of Knowledge and the Figure of the Scholar in the Eighteenth Century / André Holenstein, Hubert Steinke and Martin Stuber -- Transnational Careers in the Service of Empire: German Natural Historians in Eighteenth-Century London / Thomas Biskup -- Starting-Out, Getting-On and Becoming Famous in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters / Laurence Brockliss -- From Aristocratic Support to Academic Office: Patronage and University in the Scottish Enlightenment / Iris Fleßenkämper -- "On the Means of Becoming Famous in the Learned World": Practices in Scholarly Constitution of Status and the Emergence of a Moral Economy of Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century / Marian Füssel -- Compiler into Genius. The Transformation of Dictionary Writers in Eighteenth-Century France and England / Caspar Hirschi -- Between Status Attainment and Professional Dialogue: The Significance of Membership in the Leopoldina in 1750 / Marion Mücke -- Jöcher's Anthropology of Scholars / Ulrich Johannes Schneider -- On Some Social Characteristics of the Eighteenth-Century Botanists / René Sigrist -- Usurped Intentions: The Reception of Albrecht von Haller's Writings in France / Florence Catherine -- Albrecht von Haller as Librarian: Searching and Finding in the Universe of Books / Claudia Engler -- Change of Paradigm as a Squabble between Institutions: The Institute of Historical Sciences, the Society of Sciences, and the Separation of Cultural and Natural Sciences in Göttingen in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century / Martin Gierl -- Wilhelm Ernst Tentzel as a Precursor of Learned Journalism in Germany: Monatliche Unterredungen and Curieuse Bibliothec / Thomas Habel -- Albrecht von Haller's Contribution to the Göttingische Anzeigen von Gelehrten Sachen: The Accounting Records / Anne Saada -- Samuel Engels's Bibliotheca selectissima (1743). "Rarity" as a Criterion of Knowledge and Its Classification / Torsten Sander -- The philosophe as a Virtuoso of Communication: Media, Spaces and Strategies in Voltaire's Practice of Communication during the "Calas Affair" / Kirill Abrosimov -- Communication and Reputation. Correspondences between the Scientific Cultures in the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Centuries / Daniel Fulda -- Controversy as the Impetus of Enlightened Practice of Knowledge / Rainer Godel -- Secret Savants, Savant Secrets: The Concept of Science in the Imagination of European Freemasonry / Andreas Önnerfors -- Character Masks of Scholarship: Self-Representation and Self-Experiment as Practices of Knowledge around 1770 / Hole Rößler -- Reacting to Rousseau: Difficult Relations between Erudition and Politics in the Swiss Republics / Simone Zurbuchen -- Men of Exchange: Creation and Circulation of Knowledge in the Swiss Republics of the Eighteenth Century / Simona Boscani Leoni -- Illustrious Connections: The Premises and Practices of Knowledge Transfer between Switzerland and the Italian Peninsula / Clorinda Donato -- At Home in the World: The Savant in the Service of Global Education / Karl S. Guthke -- Research Practices in the Early Eighteenth Century: The Example of Johann Jakob Scheuchzer / Urs B. Leu.
Summary In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.
Language English.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of -- History -- 18th century.
Learning and scholarship -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Scholars -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Savoir et érudition -- Europe -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Savants -- Europe -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Théorie de la connaissance -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Europe -- Vie intellectuelle -- 18e siècle.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
HISTORY / Europe / General
Intellectual life
Knowledge, Theory of
Learning and scholarship
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Indexed Term Regional & national history
European history
Genre/Form History
Added Author Holenstein, André.
Rogger, Philippe.
Steinke, Hubert.
Stuber, Martin.
Other Form: Print version: Scholars in action Leiden ; Brill, 2013. (DLC) 2013001248
ISBN 9789004243910 e-book
9789004243903 hardback : acid-free paper
9781299561175 (electronic bk.)
1299561179 (electronic bk.)
9004243909 (Cloth)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004243910 DOI
AU@ 000054658174
NZ1 15294977
NLGGC 358148669
DEBSZ 42994084X
DEBBG BV043064648

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