cover of book
 

BUY FROM PUBLISHER


Available as an ebook at:
Barnes & Noble Nook



Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France
by Robert Darnton
Harvard University Press, 1968
eISBN: 978-0-674-03019-0 | Paper: 978-0-674-56951-5 | Cloth: 978-0-674-56950-8

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Early in 1788, Franz Anton Mesmer, a Viennese physician, arrived in Paris and began to promulgate a somewhat exotic theory of healing that almost immediately seized the imagination of the general populace. Robert Darnton, in his lively study of mesmerism and its relation to eighteenth-century radical political thought and popular scientific notions, provides a useful contribution to the study of popular culture and the manner in which ideas are diffused down through various social levels.

See other books on: Darnton, Robert | End | Enlightenment | France | Mesmerism
See other titles from Harvard University Press
More to explore: Evolution