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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


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 Quinze-Vingts Under the Consulate and the Empire: Implementing a Productivist Utopia

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/9780804757683.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the new regulations and organization of the Quinze-Vingts under the supervision of the Minister of the Interior. It also describes the work of Paul Seignette, Agent General at ... More


The Quinze-Vingts Under the Restoration: A “Memory Site” of the Ultra-Royalist Reaction

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/9780804757683.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the Catholic reconquest the Quinze-Vingts administration during the Restoration. On December 9, 1814, the most venerable of the anti-Concordat prelates, Monsignor ... More


The Middle Ages

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/9780804757683.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the situation of blind people in the Middle Ages. It first describes the frequency and causes of blindness during the period. It then considers in in greater detail the ways in ... More


The Beginning of Modern Times

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/9780804757683.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers attitudes toward the blind at the beginning of the early modern era. It discusses the evolution of public institutions and the reform of the Quinze-Vingts; the reformers of ... More


The Move of the Quinze-Vingts and the Annuity from the Public Treasury

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/9780804757683.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the many changes encountered by the hospice of the Quinze-Vingts in the eighteenth century. One of these is the sale of the grounds of the Quinze-Vingts on December 31, 1779, ... More


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