Review of Reviews,  13 (1896), 354–60.

The Institute of France. The Celebration of Its Centenary





Institutions, Politics

    Traces the history and describes the current organisation of the five separate academies that make up the Institut National des Sciences et des Arts, noting that during the revolutionary era of the 1790s it was recognised that the old royal 'Academy of Science had rendered good services to the Revolution with regard to "l'argenterie des églises supprimées, et la production du saltpêtre", etc.', although the revolutionary Convention was nevertheless still bent on 'reducing the Academies to free societies' (356).

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