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Author Kennedy, Emmet, author.

Title Abbé Sicard's deaf education : empowering the mute, 1785-1820 / Emmet Kennedy
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 212 pages .)
Contents List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Ascent to Paris -- 2. Passport through the Terror -- 3. A Refractory Priest in the Republic of Professors -- 4. Sicard and Napoleon -- 5. International Signing During the Restoration -- Conclusion -- Appendices : I. Analysis of Abbé Sicard's Library in 1822 (June 26-July 4, 1822) -- II. Johanna von Schopenhauer Visits Sicard's Institution -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Sicard was a French revolutionary priest who enjoyed a meteoric rise from Toulouse and Bordeaux to Paris. Despite the fact that he was a non-juror, he escaped the guillotine. In fact, the revolutionaries acknowledged him as one of the great creators of sign language. In the Terror of 1794, they made him the director of the first school for the deaf, and later he became a member of the first Ecole Normale of 1794, the National Institute, and the Acade;mie Française. He is recognized today as having developed Enlightenment theories of pantomime, "signing, ' (and hopefully a "universal language") that later spread to Russia, Spain, and America. No book-length biography of Sicard has been published in any language since 1873, even though Sicard became an international "celebrity." My story is of interest to French and American language and deaf studies as well as to the history of the French Revolution and Napoleon"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Sicard, Roch Ambroise, 1742-1822.
Sicard, Roch Ambroise, 1742-1822
Sicard, Roch Ambroise, 1742-1822
Teachers of deaf people -- France -- Biography
Deaf -- Education -- France -- History
Sign language -- History
Clergy.
Sign language.
Medicine -- History -- 18th century.
Faculty
Clergy
Education of Hearing Disabled -- history
Persons With Hearing Impairments -- history
Sign Language
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
clergy.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 19th Century.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Sign Language.
Medicine
Clergy
Deaf -- Education
Sign language
Teachers of the deaf
France
France
Genre/Form Biographies
History
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137512864
1137512865