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Book ID:  092197
Spary, E. C.

Utopia's Garden. French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution. 2000. 15 halftones. 3 maps. 1 tab. 304 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The author traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Contents (partly): 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 Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle and the Jacobins/ etc.
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Total Price :81.00 EURO (US$ 97.20)