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Knowledge, Weakness, and Narrative in the Late Eighteenth Century

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter covers intellectual life among European, native, and African-descended peoples in the Gulf South from the 1760s to the 1790s. Spain had sovereignty from Florida to Louisiana during this ... More


Who Invented Brazil?

Henrique Cukierman

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Cukierman examines Brazilian scientific expeditions to inland Brazil from 1911 to 1913, tying them to nation building and the colonization of both the scientists involved (through their desire to ... More


The ‘King's Mathematicians’: a French Jesuit mission in China

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In 1685, six French Jesuits sent by King Louis XIV as ‘his mathematicians’ set out for China. This chapter discusses their enterprise, which was both a scientific expedition and an evangelization ... More


Europe in the Name of Science: The European Dimensions of the Austrian Novara Expedition

Irmline Veit-Brause

in Domains and Divisions of European History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312144
eISBN:
9781846315251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312144.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the link between unity and division in Europe by focusing on the image of science as a common European enterprise and an early modern vision. It explores the role of science in ... More


Natural History & Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire

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/9780226058559.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the visual culture and natural history in the Spanish Empire. This volume examines the twelve thousand images created ... More


Twilight of Pax Hispanica 1800–1898

Robert F. Rogers

in Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter details the last century of Spanish rule in the Marianas. It highlights a succession of governors and international events which further weakened Spain’s grasp on Guam and its other ... More


Two Journeys

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0035
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on the scientific expeditions of Charles Darwin and Sir John Herschel in the early 1830s. For both men, the journey on which they were about to embark would yield a harvest of ... More


Be Content with Things at Which Nature Almost Revolted

Sherry Johnson

in Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834930
eISBN:
9781469602622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869345_johnson.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Don Ignacio de Sola, the governor of Cartagena de Indias, who was the ranking official of the South American city that was the departure point for Jorge Juan and Antonio de ... More


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