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Paradise

Christian Ayne Crouch

in Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that the sacrifice of 150 years of North American colonization was assuaged by colonial experiments in the 1760s and the hope for a more positive experience that would reinforce, ... More


The Observation of Venus

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The ‘Terra Australis’ of Joseph Hall's Mundus and of the French 18th-century utopists was, in geographical theory, no fiction. In 1765, Charles de Brosses's Histoire des navigations aux terres ... More


Finding Nature

in The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226184388
eISBN:
9780226184401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184401.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

During the first year of the French Republic, it was commonplace to compare the nascent government to “those days that can be called the true golden age,” a time “when each nation determined on its ... More


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