Title The blind in French society from the Middle Ages to the century of Louis Braille / Zina Weygand ; translated by Emily-Jane Cohen.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2009.
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Physical description xiii, 403 pages ; 24 cm
Note Translation of: Vivre sans voir. 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [392]-403).
Contents pt. 1. From the Middle Ages to the Classical Age : a paradoxical vision of blindness and the blind. The Middle Ages -- The beginning of modern times -- Groundwork for a history of blindness in the Classical Age -- pt. 2. The eighteenth century : another way of looking at the blind. Sensationalism and sensorial impairments -- Philanthropy and the education of the sensorially impaired -- The move of the Quinze-Vingts and the annuity from the public treasury -- pt. 3. The French Revolution and the blind : an affair of state. The establishment of the Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind (1791-1794) -- The National Institute for Blind Workers -- The merging of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the Hospice of the Quinze-Vingts -- pt. 4. Blindness in France in the early nineteenth century : realities and fictions. The blind in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century -- Social representations and literary figures of blindness in the first third of the nineteenth century -- pt. 5. Blindness in the century of Louis Braille : from productivist utopia to cultural integration. The Quinze-Vingts under the Consulate and the Empire : implementing a productivist utopia -- The Quinze-Vingts under the Restoration : a "memory site" of the ultra-royalist reaction -- The Royal Institute for Blind Youth under the Restoration.
Author, etc. Weygand, Zina.
Topic-MESH Blindness -- history.
Rehabilitation -- history.
Disabled Persons -- history.
Place name France.
Barnard classification QC.36
ISBN 9780804757683 (hbk.)
0804757682 (hbk.)
System no. .b17482689
Record no. 256535169
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