Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France by Robert DARNTON


Early in 1788, Franz Anton Mesmer, a Viennese health professional, arrived in Paris and commenced to promulgate a slightly unique thought of therapeutic that nearly instantly seized the mind's eye of the overall population. Robert Darnton, in his energetic examine of mesmerism and its relation to eighteenth-century radical political inspiration and renowned clinical notions, presents an invaluable contribution to the examine of pop culture and the way within which rules are subtle down via quite a few social levels.

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