Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

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

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.

December, 2020

isbn : 9780822966463

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Ayako Sakurai

Ayako Sakurai is an associate professor in the school of business administration at Senshu University in Tokyo.

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