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Utopia's Garden: French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution

@inproceedings{Spary2000UtopiasGF,
  title={Utopia's Garden: French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution},
  author={Emma Chartreuse Spary},
  year={2000}
}
The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. E. C. Spary traces the scientific, administrative, and political strategies that enabled the foundation of the Museum, arguing that… 
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