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The French Revolution and the Materiality of the Modern Archive
Historians of vandalism and conservation during the French Revolution have treated the archive as an idea, an expression of modern political culture, and have largely ignored its material history.Expand
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Mind Over Matter?
We cannot turn back. In the past ten years, scholarly articles, symposia, and special issues of major journals, have all celebrated history’s rediscovery of space and place.2 At its 2006 conference,Expand
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A not so Pacific voyage: the 'floating laboratory' of Nicolas Baudin.
Nicolas Baudin's voyage to Australia in 1800 was particularly fractious. Many officers and scientists deserted. When stories of mission mismanagement leaked back to France, Baudin's reputation--andExpand
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Following “Humboldt!”: Teamwork and paperwork in Louis de Freycinet’s Voyage Around the World, 1817-1821
During his voyage of discovery to the South Pacific (1817-1820), Louis de Freycinet drew up new rules for the selection of scientists and the organisation of their observations in order to encourageExpand
Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society
The Bricks and Mortar of Revolutionary Administration
This article investigates office space during the French Revolution. It argues that material conditions played an important role in configuring the post-Revolutionary state and its relationship toExpand
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Civil Servant, Civil Society
What has sometimes been referred to as the ‘vexed question’ of French bourgeois identity has divided historians since the 1950s when Alfred Cobban proved that the leadership of the French RevolutionExpand
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