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This chapter deals largely with people's behaviour and the tricks they play to achieve their goals, which seemingly has little do with science-tricks that are the same the world over: 'eadem, sed aliter'. In the 1970s, the period under discussion, people certainly thought so; the manner by which scientists came by new knowledge, not science itself, was to be the subject of historical study. Now we have come to the point when jonker Frans needs to be introduced. A sturdy figure, as cordial as he is discreet, who conceals any class consciousness beneath an air of easy informality. His story provides an answer to the question that we asked at the beginning of this chapter, namely, whether a social history of a science publisher can actually tell us something about science.

Keywords: German; science publishing



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