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British Journal for the History of Science 42, 4 (2010), 613–615. 51. Marie Thebaud-Sorger, L’Aerostation au temps des Lumieres. Presse Universitaire de Rennes, 2009. Technology and Culture 52, 2 (April 2011), 394–396. 52. Michael R. Lynn, The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010. British Journal for the History of Science 44, 1 (2010), 130–131. Chapter 2 A Professional Life in the History of Science* Charles Coulston Gillispie It was with some compunction that I acceded to the flattering invitation from Donald Yerxa, editor of Historically Speaking, to write of a professional life in the field of my specialty.

21 The hegemony of the progressivist perspective did not last much beyond the publication of the Edge. But the book continues to be esteemed down to the present. As I was working on this essay, I mentioned the work to two fellow historians, one a historian of science in England and the other a European intellectual historian in the United States. I was delighted to find that both knew the book well and testified to its importance in their own professional formation. Throughout the second year at Princeton, joined by Bob Silliman, I took Charles’ seminar, which centered on the history of nineteenth-century science.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1993. 1996), 382–385. 1 Publications by Charles Coulston Gillispie 13 40. , La Bretagne des savants et des ingenieurs. Editions Ouest France: Rennes, 1994. Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Sciences 47, 138 (1997), 228–229. 41. Edward O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Knopf, 1998. American Scientist 86 (May–June 1998), 280–283. Greek trans. Eleptherotypia, 10 September 1999, pp. 6–7. 42. , Hugh Miller and the Controversies of Victorian Geology.

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