Cultivating Commerce

Cultivating Commerce

Cultures of Botany in Britain and France, 1760-1815

Easterby-Smith, Sarah (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Cultivating Commerce is an accessibly written and beautifully illustrated new social history of botany in Britain and France. It will appeal to all students and scholars working on British and French culture, the history of science and social and gender history in the late eighteenth century.
Introduction: cultivating commerce; 1. Plant traders and expertise; 2. Science, commerce and culture; 3. Amateur botany; 4. Social status and the communication of knowledge; 5. Commerce and cosmopolitanism; 6. Cosmopolitanism under pressure; Conclusion: commerce and cultivation.
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