Scholars in action : the practice of knowledge and the figure of the savant in the 18th century /

In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.

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Other Authors: Holenstein, André, Steinke, Hubert, Stuber, Martin, Rogger, Philippe
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series:History of science and medicine library ; v. 34.
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 9.
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • Introduction: Practices of Knowledge and the Figure of the Scholar in the Eighteenth Century / André Holenstein, Hubert Steinke and Martin Stuber
  • Transnational Careers in the Service of Empire: German Natural Historians in Eighteenth-Century London / Thomas Biskup
  • Starting-Out, Getting-On and Becoming Famous in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters / Laurence Brockliss
  • From Aristocratic Support to Academic Office: Patronage and University in the Scottish Enlightenment / Iris Fleßenkämper
  • "On the Means of Becoming Famous in the Learned World": Practices in Scholarly Constitution of Status and the Emergence of a Moral Economy of Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century / Marian Füssel
  • Compiler into Genius. The Transformation of Dictionary Writers in Eighteenth-Century France and England / Caspar Hirschi
  • Between Status Attainment and Professional Dialogue: The Significance of Membership in the Leopoldina in 1750 / Marion Mücke
  • Jöcher's Anthropology of Scholars / Ulrich Johannes Schneider
  • On Some Social Characteristics of the Eighteenth-Century Botanists / René Sigrist
  • Usurped Intentions: The Reception of Albrecht von Haller's Writings in France / Florence Catherine
  • Albrecht von Haller as Librarian: Searching and Finding in the Universe of Books / Claudia Engler
  • Change of Paradigm as a Squabble between Institutions: The Institute of Historical Sciences, the Society of Sciences, and the Separation of Cultural and Natural Sciences in Göttingen in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century / Martin Gierl
  • Wilhelm Ernst Tentzel as a Precursor of Learned Journalism in Germany: Monatliche Unterredungen and Curieuse Bibliothec / Thomas Habel
  • Albrecht von Haller's Contribution to the Göttingische Anzeigen von Gelehrten Sachen: The Accounting Records / Anne Saada
  • Samuel Engels's Bibliotheca selectissima (1743). "Rarity" as a Criterion of Knowledge and Its Classification / Torsten Sander
  • The philosophe as a Virtuoso of Communication: Media, Spaces and Strategies in Voltaire's Practice of Communication during the "Calas Affair" / Kirill Abrosimov
  • Communication and Reputation. Correspondences between the Scientific Cultures in the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Centuries / Daniel Fulda
  • Controversy as the Impetus of Enlightened Practice of Knowledge / Rainer Godel
  • Secret Savants, Savant Secrets: The Concept of Science in the Imagination of European Freemasonry / Andreas Önnerfors
  • Character Masks of Scholarship: Self-Representation and Self-Experiment as Practices of Knowledge around 1770 / Hole Rößler
  • Reacting to Rousseau: Difficult Relations between Erudition and Politics in the Swiss Republics / Simone Zurbuchen
  • Men of Exchange: Creation and Circulation of Knowledge in the Swiss Republics of the Eighteenth Century / Simona Boscani Leoni
  • Illustrious Connections: The Premises and Practices of Knowledge Transfer between Switzerland and the Italian Peninsula / Clorinda Donato
  • At Home in the World: The Savant in the Service of Global Education / Karl S. Guthke
  • Research Practices in the Early Eighteenth Century: The Example of Johann Jakob Scheuchzer / Urs B. Leu.