This work, available in the novel one-at-a-time republication process, is a reprint of a combination of a history of a major European university of the nineteenth century and a biography of its most prominent scientist at the time of its founding.
The book appeared in 1902, in German, as a centennial history of one of the outstanding members of that part of German-tum that inhabited the Baltic provinces of Russia. The republication has muddied the font somewhat, making the Gothic script of the book slightly more difficult to read.
As a primary source in the diffusion of German science into the Russian empire during the first quarter of the nineteenth century this work is invaluable. I use it frequently in my own history of Russian astronomy of the era, dominated by one of Parrot's students and protegés.
Bienemann's approach is that of aristocratic history; he's very concerned with who said and did what, and passes over without comment issues such as levels of funding: every committee has its members enumerated, and their links to the Russian court are emphasized (fine for me, since that's what I'd like to know).
Do not expect much int he way of discussion of how the university (or Parrot in particular) taught any of its subjects.
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