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The courtiers' anatomists : animals and humans in Louis XIV's Paris

Author: Anita Guerrini
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationships between empiricism and theory, human and animal. The author reveals how anatomy and natural history were connected through animal dissection and vivisection. She tell the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Claude Perrault; Du Verney, M.; Claude Perrault; Du Verney, M.; Du Verney, M.; Claude Perrault
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Guerrini
ISBN: 9780226247663 022624766X
OCLC Number: 890360504
Description: xiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Anatomists and courtiers --
The anatomical origins of the Paris Academy of Sciences --
The animal projects of the Paris Academy of Sciences --
The Histoire des animaux --
Perrault, Duverney, and animal mechanism --
The courtiers' anatomist: Duverney at the Jardin du Roi --
Epilogue: The afterlife of the Histoire des animaux.
Responsibility: Anita Guerrini.

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