The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

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The integration of the blind into society has always meant taking on prejudices and inaccurate representations. Weygand's highly accessible anthropological and cultural history introduces us to both real and imaginary figures from the past, uncovering French attitudes towards the blind from the Middle Ages through the first half of the nineteenth century. Much of the book, however, centers on the eighteenth century, the enlightened age of Diderot's emblematic blind man and of the Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, founded ...

The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille 2009, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804757683

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