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Book review: no need for geniuses: revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine by Steve Jones

Borowski, Audrey (2016) Book review: no need for geniuses: revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine by Steve Jones. LSE Review of Books (22 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In No Need for Genuises: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine, Steve Jones explores Revolutionary Paris as a ‘city saturated in science’: a flurry of scientific innovation and discovery that seemed to herald the merger of the philosophes and the politiques – until the entrance of the guillotine. While at times hindered by lengthy meanders into the anecdotal, this volume nonetheless provides a glimpse of the intellectual world that gripped France at the time of the Revolution, writes Audrey Borowski.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 16:49
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68181

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