Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

The Forgotten Best-Seller of 18th-Century Europe: Rereading the "Spectacle de la nature"

FAIN: FB-52731-06

Cynthia J. Koepp
Wells College (Aurora, NY 13026-9719)

I intend the write a monograph that looks at LE SPECTACLE DE LA NATURE, a small 8 volume best-selling encyclopedia that will consider its popular reception, its pedagogy, its advocacy for the worth of the artisans, its role in producing scientific and enlightenment thinking, and its influence on other enlightenment writers.