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Author Wimmler, Jutta, author

Title The Sun King's Atlantic : drugs, demons and dyestuffs in the Atlantic world, 1640-1730 / by Jutta Wimmler
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages)
Series The Atlantic world ; 33
Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 33
Contents Sugar and slaves? French Atlantic trade before 1730 -- State interests and regional privileges -- From tobacco to cotton -- West Africa and the slave trade -- From the visible to the invisible -- The fashionable Atlantic: innovation and consumption -- The color revolution -- Gum arabic and blue-white cottons -- The world of interior design -- Leather -- Industries and fur trades -- Body matters: remedies, foodstuffs and cosmetics -- American remedies in France -- A quiet consumer revolution -- Old elites and the nouvelle cuisine -- The scent of Western Africa -- The iatrochemical advantage: methods for an expanding world -- New pathogens and the rise of botany -- Distillation and the Academie Royale des Sciences -- The authority of knowledge -- A two-sided Atlantic? -- Perfect French subjects: staging the Atlantic world -- Africans and Indians on stage -- Tackling the stereotypes -- America and Africa in the news -- Devils and martyrs: religious concepts travel the globe -- Missionaries and martyrs -- The devil and his beatings -- Witches and sorcerers -- Epilogue
Summary "In The Sun King's Atlantic, Jutta Wimmler reveals the many surprising ways in which the Atlantic world channeled cultural developments during the age of the Sun King. Although hardly visible for contemporaries at the time, Africa and America were omnipresent throughout early modern France: in the textile industry, pharmaceutics, medicine, scientific methods, religious discourse, and court theatre. The book moves beyond typical plantation crops and the slave trade to illustrate how a focus on Europe challenges us to rethink the place of Africa in the early modern world."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 27, 2017)
Subject Material culture -- France -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
Civilization -- African influences.
Civilization -- Caribbean influences.
French colonies.
Material culture.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
Africa, West -- Commerce -- France -- History
Atlantic Ocean Region -- Commerce -- History
Caribbean Area -- Commerce -- France -- History
France -- Civilization -- African influences
France -- Civilization -- Caribbean influences
France -- Colonies -- Commerce -- Africa
France -- Colonies -- Commerce -- America
France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715
Africa, West.
Atlantic Ocean Region.
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017000844
ISBN 9004336087 (electronic book)
9789004336087 (electronic book)
(hardcover alkaline paper)
Other Titles Drugs, demons and dyestuffs in the Atlantic world, 1640-1730