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Philanthropy and the Education of the Sensorially Impaired

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter first discusses how the issues of education and pedagogy fascinated the men and women of the Enlightenment. It then considers the life and work of Valentin Haüy, who founded a school for ... More


The National Institute for Blind Workers

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the establishment of the National Institute for Blind Workers by the Law of 10 Thermidor Year III (July 29, 1795). Called for the first time a “national institute,” the ... More


The Merging of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the Hospice of the Quinze-Vingts

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the merger of the National Institute for Blind Workers and the hospice of the Quinze-Vingts on 15 Vendémiaire Year IX (October 7, 1800). The merger called for Haüy to be ... More


The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Zina Weygand

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The integration of the blind into society has always meant taking on prejudices and inaccurate representations. This anthropological and cultural history introduces us to both real and imaginary ... More


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