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Title Natural history in early modern France : the poetics of an epistemic genre / edited by Raphaele Garrod, Paul J. Smith
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
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Series Intersections: Interdisciplinary studies in early modern culture, 1568-1181 ; Volume 58
Contents Introduction. Knowledge and literature: the natural-historical description as epistemic genre / Raphaele Garrod -- Deux recueils d'illustrations ornithologiques : les icones avium (1555 et 1560) de Conrad Gessner et les portraits d'oyseaux (1557) de Pierre Belon / Paul J. Smith -- Feeling divine nature: natural history, emotions and Bernard Palissy's knowledge practice / Susan Broomhall -- L'idee d'un oiseau : l'oiseau de paradis ou la fabrication d'une merveille (xvie et xviie siecles) / Arlette Fruet -- Du nouveau sur la licorne : le role des cabinets de coriosites dans l'avancee des savoirs / Myriam Marrache-Gouraud -- The natural-historical rejuvenation of emblematics: the moral pedagogy of Nicolas Caussin's polyhistor symbolicus / Raphaele Garrod -- Natural history and divertissement: J.B. Faultrier's traitte general des oyseaux (1660) / Isabelle Charmantier -- At the borders of the metropolis: writing the natural history of Paris in the eighteenth century / Stephane Van Damme -- Rewriting Bacon's natural history: Pierre Amboise's translation of Sylva Sylvarum / Dana Jalobeanu -- Bacon, experimental philosophy and French enlightenment natural history / Peter R. Anstey -- La permanence des savoirs antiques dans l'histoire naturelle du second xviiie siecle / Stephane Schmitt -- Empiricism and sensibility in the Australian journal of Theodore Leschenault de la tour (1800-1803) / Paul Gibbard
Summary Natural History in Early Modern France offers a longue durée account of recurring poetic structures of the genre through case studies spanning from the Renaissance to the eve of the nineteenth century. These case studies reveal the lasting epistemic importance of bookish knowledge and commonplacing in the natural-historical description from Belon to Buffon. They also highlight the French reception of Baconianism. Natural History in Early Modern France makes a case for the literary status of the genre by attending to the permanence of its 'Plinian' features, such as wonders. Natural history was not only concerned with increasingly rational modes of ordering natural particulars: this book reveals its enduring social, affective, spiritual, and aesthetic underpinnings. Contributors are: Peter Anstey, Susan Broomhall, Isabelle Charmantier, Arlette Fruet, Raphaële Garrod, Paul Gibbard, Dana Jalobeanu, Myriam Marrache-Gouraud, Stéphane Schmitt, Paul J. Smith, and Stéphane Van Damme
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Natural history -- France -- History
Sciences naturelles -- France -- Histoire.
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
Natural history.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Garrod, Raphaële, editor.
Smith, P. J. (Paul J.), editor.
LC no. 2018033396
ISBN 9004375708
9789004375703