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Utopia's garden [electronic resource] :French natural history from Old Regime to Revolution / E.C. Spary.

By: Spary, E. C. (Emma C.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xv, 321 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780226768700 (electronic bk.); 0226768708 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Natural history -- France -- History -- 18th century | Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France) -- History -- 18th century | Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France) | Natural History -- France -- History | History, 18th Century -- France | Museums -- France -- History | 18th century | France | History | Museúm national d'histoire naturelle (France) | Natural history | Science | Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (Paris, France) -- Histoire -- 18e siècle | Sciences naturelles -- France -- Histoire -- 18e siècle | NATURE -- General | Natuurlijke historie | Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (Paris) -- 18e siècle | Sciences naturelles -- France -- 18e siècle | Utopie | Gartenkunst | FrankreichGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 508.44/09/033 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Place of Histoire naturelle at the Jardin du Roi -- Acting at a Distance: Andre Thouin and the Function of Botanical Networks -- Naturalizing the Tree of Liberty: Generation, Degeneration, and Regeneration in the Jardin du Roi -- Patronage, Community, and Power: Strategies of Self-Presentation in New Regimes -- The Spectacle of Nature: The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle and the Jacobins -- Conclusion: Possible Futures.
Summary: The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. E.C. Spary traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Muséum, arguing that agriculture and animal breeding rank alongside classification and collections in explaining why natural history was important for French rulers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-310).

The Place of Histoire naturelle at the Jardin du Roi -- Acting at a Distance: Andre Thouin and the Function of Botanical Networks -- Naturalizing the Tree of Liberty: Generation, Degeneration, and Regeneration in the Jardin du Roi -- Patronage, Community, and Power: Strategies of Self-Presentation in New Regimes -- The Spectacle of Nature: The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle and the Jacobins -- Conclusion: Possible Futures.

The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. E.C. Spary traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Muséum, arguing that agriculture and animal breeding rank alongside classification and collections in explaining why natural history was important for French rulers.

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