Professions and the French State, 1700-1900

Professions and the French State, 1700-1900

Edited by Gerald L. Geison

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 illus.
Cloth 1984 | ISBN 9780812279122 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512801934 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

This collection of essays represents the first focused attempt to treat the professions in France as a single large historical problem. It is at once a contribution to the history of the professions and to the social history of France. The essays point toward a common conclusion: in the French context, by striking contrast to standard Anglo-American assumptions, professional "autonomy," power, and success virtually require "dependence" on the state.

Gerald L. Geison was Professor and Director of the Program in the History of Science at Princeton University.

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