Jacob Moleschott – A Transnational Biography

Science, Politics, and Popularization in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Laura Meneghello

Transcript-Verlag

Jacob Moleschott – A Transnational Biography

Pub Date: April 2018

ISBN: 9783837639704

490 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $55.00

Jacob Moleschott – A Transnational Biography

Science, Politics, and Popularization in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Laura Meneghello

Transcript-Verlag

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This is the first academic biography of the scientist and politician Jacob Moleschott (1822-1893). Based on a vast range of primary sources in German, Italian, Dutch, French, and Latin, it not only sheds new light on the history of materialism in the natural sciences, but also shows the deep entanglement of science, politics, and popularization in nineteenth-century Europe. Applying new methods from cultural history and the history of science, Laura Meneghello focuses on processes of knowledge circulation, transnational mobility, and the role of translation in nineteenth-century science.

About the Author

Laura Meneghello is a postdoctoral research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Modern European History of Knowledge and Communication at the University of Siegen. Her research foci are cultural and political history, the history of science and technology, as well as translation studies and the history of economics, media, and communication.