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The Imperial Turn: Economics, Evolution, and Empire

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Dmitrii Mendeleev's “Imperial Turn.” Mendeleev had two productive reactions to his rough treatment at the hands of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. First came ... More


Science in a Colony: Concept and Contours

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

As an extremely important historical process, colonization had wide-ranging effects on the polity, society, economy, etc. of a colony. Colonial science has often been considered as a dependent ... More


The Imperial Politics of Hurricane Prediction: From Calcutta and Havana to Manila and Galveston, 1839–1900

Gregory T. Cushman

in Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199755356
eISBN:
9780199345090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755356.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes an early case of international collaboration to obtain protection from environmental harm, highlighting the importance of science and new communication technologies to imperial ... More


A Botanical Reconquista

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire and outlines the mode of work. It explains that the expeditions were part of ambitious program of imperial science which ... More


Portuguese Imperial Science, 1450–1800: A Historiographical Revie

Palmira Fontes Da Costa and Henrique Leitão

in Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753586
eISBN:
9780804776332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a historiographical review of Portuguese Imperial science. It discusses science, technology, and maritime expansion. It also examines the development of Portuguese colonial ... More


Science, to Understand the Abundance of Plants and Trees: The First Ottoman Natural History Museum and Herbarium, 1836–1848

Semih Celik

in Environments of Empire: Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655932
eISBN:
9781469655956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655932.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the 1830s, a natural history museum and herbarium was founded in Istanbul, within the Ottoman Imperial Medical College complex in Galata Sarayı. The few accounts (mostly by botanists) written on ... More


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