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August 2013
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Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main
Sakurai, Ayako
The nineteenth century saw science move from being the preserve of a small learned elite to a dominant force which influenced society as a whole. Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations—funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace—became an important centre for natural history.

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"Makes a valuable contribution to ongoing conversations about the contributions of Vereine, voluntary societies or associations, to the modern German sciences." —Isis

"Has much to offer to those who are not specialists in scientific history . . . adds to the growing understanding of the crucial role of local identities in modern Germany's history." —German History

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The nineteenth century saw science move from being the preserve of a small learned elite to a dominant force which influenced society as a whole. Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations—funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace—became an important centre for natural history.
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