Utopia's garden : French natural history from Old Regime to Revolution /

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Author / Creator:Spary, E. C. (Emma C.)
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 321 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Subject:Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France) -- History -- 18th century.
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (Paris, France) -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (Paris) -- 18e siècle.
Natural history -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Sciences naturelles -- France -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
NATURE -- General.
Natural history.
Gartenkunst
Utopie
Natuurlijke historie.
Sciences naturelles -- France -- 18e siècle.
Utopie.
France.
Frankreich
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11244769
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ISBN:9780226768700
0226768708
0226768627
9780226768625
0226768635
9780226768632
1283058596
9781283058599
9786613058591
6613058599
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-310).
English.
Print version record.
Summary:The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. E.C. Spary traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Muséum, arguing that agriculture and animal breeding rank alongside classification and collections in explaining why natural history was important for French rulers.
Other form:Print version: Spary, E.C. (Emma C.). Utopia's garden. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000 0226768627