Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -403).
Formatted Contents Note
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.