Professions and the French State, 1700-1900

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984 - Business & Economics - 319 pages

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.

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GeisonGerald L.:

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

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