From Knowledge to Power: the Rise of the Science Empire in France, 1860-1939 by Harry W. Paul buy used Used & Rare price $40.05 new from$130.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0521265045 ISBN - 13:9780521265041 Seller Comments: 1985. Hardcover. Very Good. No Dust Jacket. From the Publisher France has played a pivotal role in the development of modern science. Especially striking and controversial has been the way in which the state has organized scientific endeavor. After the 1880s reinvigorated university faculties played a key role in the growth of science in France, and many faculty scientists enjoyed close relations with industry, agriculture, the military, and politics. During the Third Republic the idea of governmental responsibility to support research became a dogma, due to the stimulus that science was perceived to give to the French economy. By 1939 a working mechanism of state funding for science, buttressed by a complex scientific ideology, had come into existence and provided the foundations for the development of a new structure of scientific research and education in the postwar era. From Knowledge to Power is the first full-scale treatment of this dramatic expansion of French science between 1860 and 1939.