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The Resource The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century, [editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine

The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century, [editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine

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The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century
Title
The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century
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[editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine
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eng
Summary
"This book brings together an international body of scholars working on eighteenth-century botany within the context of imperial expansion. The eighteenth century saw widespread exploration, a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens, taxonomic breakthroughs, and horticultural experimentation. The contributors to this volume compare the impact of new developments and discoveries across several regions, broadening the geographical scope of their inquiries to encompass imperial powers that did not have overseas colonial possessions?such as the Russian, Ottoman, and Qing empires and the Tokugawa shogunate?as well as politically borderline regions such as South Africa, Yemen, and New Zealand. 00The essays in this volume examine the botanical ambitions of eighteenth-century empires; the figure of the botanical explorer; the links between imperial ambition and the impulse to survey, map, and collect botanical specimens in "new" territories; and the relationships among botanical knowledge, self-representation, and material culture."--
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Awards note
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2018
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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  • Batsaki, Yota
  • Cahalan, Sarah Burke,
  • Tchikine, Anatole,
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Dumbarton Oaks symposia and colloquia
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  • Botany
  • Botany
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The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century, [editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine
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Note
Based on papers presented at the symposium The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century, held at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., on October 4-5, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction: The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century / Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, and Anatole Tchikine -- 2. Botanical conquistadors: The promises and challenges of imperial botany in the Hispanic enlightenment / Daniela Bleichmar -- 3. The geography of ginseng and the strange alchemy of needs / Shigehisa Kuriyama -- 4. Weeping willows and dwarfed trees: Plants in Chinese gardens under western eyes / Bianca Maria Rinaldi -- 5. Echoes of empire: redefining the botanical garden in the eighteenth-century Tuscany / Anatole Tchikine -- 6. The politics of secular pilgrimage: Paul-Émile Botta's Red Sea Expedition, 1836-39 / Sahar Bazzaz -- 7. François Le Vaillant: Resistant botanist? / Ian Glenn -- 8. Thomas McDonnell's opium: Circulating plants, patronage, and power in Britain, China, and New Zealand, 1830s-50s / James Beattie -- 9. On diplomacy and botanical gifts: France, Mysore, and Mauritius in 1788 / Sarah Easterby-Smith -- 10. From local to global: Balsa rafts and a bountiful harvest from Ecuador / Colin McEwan -- "In imperio Rutheno": Johann Amman's Stirpium rariorum (1739) and the foundation of Russia's botanical empire / Rachel Koroloff -- 12. Ornamental exotic: Transplanting the aesthetics of tea consumption and the birth of a British exotic / Romita Ray -- 13. Allegories of alterity: Flora's children as the four continents / Miranda Mollendorf -- 14. Ottoman horticulture after the tulip era: Botanizing consuls, garden diplomacy, and the first foreign head gardener / Deniz Türker -- Making "Mongolian" nature: Medicinal plants and Qing empire in the long eighteenth century / Carla Nappi -- William Bartram's drawing of a new species of Arethusa (1796): Portrait of a life / Amy R.W. Meyers
Control code
937368094
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780884024163
Lccn
2016001289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026578650
  • 99970664935
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)937368094
Label
The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century, [editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on papers presented at the symposium The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century, held at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., on October 4-5, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction: The botany of empire in the long eighteenth century / Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, and Anatole Tchikine -- 2. Botanical conquistadors: The promises and challenges of imperial botany in the Hispanic enlightenment / Daniela Bleichmar -- 3. The geography of ginseng and the strange alchemy of needs / Shigehisa Kuriyama -- 4. Weeping willows and dwarfed trees: Plants in Chinese gardens under western eyes / Bianca Maria Rinaldi -- 5. Echoes of empire: redefining the botanical garden in the eighteenth-century Tuscany / Anatole Tchikine -- 6. The politics of secular pilgrimage: Paul-Émile Botta's Red Sea Expedition, 1836-39 / Sahar Bazzaz -- 7. François Le Vaillant: Resistant botanist? / Ian Glenn -- 8. Thomas McDonnell's opium: Circulating plants, patronage, and power in Britain, China, and New Zealand, 1830s-50s / James Beattie -- 9. On diplomacy and botanical gifts: France, Mysore, and Mauritius in 1788 / Sarah Easterby-Smith -- 10. From local to global: Balsa rafts and a bountiful harvest from Ecuador / Colin McEwan -- "In imperio Rutheno": Johann Amman's Stirpium rariorum (1739) and the foundation of Russia's botanical empire / Rachel Koroloff -- 12. Ornamental exotic: Transplanting the aesthetics of tea consumption and the birth of a British exotic / Romita Ray -- 13. Allegories of alterity: Flora's children as the four continents / Miranda Mollendorf -- 14. Ottoman horticulture after the tulip era: Botanizing consuls, garden diplomacy, and the first foreign head gardener / Deniz Türker -- Making "Mongolian" nature: Medicinal plants and Qing empire in the long eighteenth century / Carla Nappi -- William Bartram's drawing of a new species of Arethusa (1796): Portrait of a life / Amy R.W. Meyers
Control code
937368094
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780884024163
Lccn
2016001289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026578650
  • 99970664935
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)937368094

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