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Author McClellan, James E., III (James Edward), 1946-

Title The colonial machine : French science and overseas expansion in the old regime / James E. McClellan III, François Regourd.

Published Turnhout : Brepols, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  325.344 MCCL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 694 pages : illustrations (one folded), maps ; 25 cm.
Series De diversis artibus ; tome 87 (n.s. 50)
De diversis artibus ; t. 87.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [563]-640) and indexes.
Summary Some of the contents: Introduction: The big-picture background to this study / Historiographical background / Metaphors and reality / Utility as the driving force / Expertise, careers, and Wanderlust / Concluding introductory remarks; Prologue / The colonial machine, 1789; Part I - The metropolitan wheels & gears of a colonial scientific bureaucracy: The sponsoring authorities / the royal navy-la marine royale / the Académie royal des sciences / The jardin du roi and metropolitian botancial gardens / The observatoire royal / The Académie royale de marine at Brest / The société royale de médecine / The Académie royale de chirurgie.
Other author Regourd, François, 1970-
Subject Science -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Learned institutions and societies -- France -- History.
France -- Colonies -- History.
France -- Colonies -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 9782503532608