By Mi Gyung Kim
The Imagined Empire explores how this fabric artifact, the flying computer, not just accelerated the general public for technological know-how and spectacle but additionally encouraged utopian desires of a republican monarchy that might obliterate social barriers. The balloon, Mi Gyung Kim argues, was once a people-machine, a cultural functionality that unified and mobilized the folk of France, who imagined an aerial empire that may carry glory to the French kingdom. This severe background of ballooning considers how a comparatively basic mechanical equipment grew to become an explosive cultural and political phenomenon at the eve of the French Revolution.
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The Imagined Empire: Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe by Mi Gyung Kim