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The Courtiers’ Anatomist: Duverney at the Jardin du roi

Anita Guerrini

in The Courtiers' Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247663
eISBN:
9780226248332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Even before he entered the Academy, Duverney’s anatomical skills had made him well known in the private academies and salons of Paris. In 1679 he was appointed anatomy lecturer at the Jardin du Roi, ... More


Botany in the Field and in the Garden: Jeanne Barret (1740–1807) and Madeleine Françoise Basseporte (1701–1780)

Nina Rattner Gelbart

in Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300252569
eISBN:
9780300258431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300252569.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with two enthusiastic contributors to botany: field naturalist Jeanne Barret and botanical illustrator Madeleine Françoise Basseporte. The chapter notes that these intrepid women ... More


Exotica and Europe

Karen Polinger Foster

in Strange and Wonderful: Exotic Flora and Fauna in Image and Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190672539
eISBN:
9780190672560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672539.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on exotica in Europe. Many of the botanical and zoological aspects of Versailles were supported by increasingly rigorous scientific studies being carried out in Paris. Since the ... More


Epilogue: The Afterlife of the Histoire des animaux

Anita Guerrini

in The Courtiers' Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247663
eISBN:
9780226248332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although the Histoire des animaux had limited circulation in its first incarnation, it had a long afterlife. Following Duverney’s death in 1730, a complete revised edition of the project was ... More


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