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O inventário das curiosidades botânicas da Nouvelle France de Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1744) (2013)


The article explores the botanical contributions of Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix's book Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France vis-à-vis the contributions of previous researchers, his use of iconographic and discursive representations and its relevance to the project of French colonization. It investigates why he refused Linnaeus' taxonomic model and what he intended with his catalogue of botanical curiosities. The unfolding of his philosophical and religious trajectory allows to understand his stance regarding the classification of nature, the meanings of ethnological information, his forms of intellectual appropriation, and his use of discourse and botanical iconography as political and emotional propaganda to encourage colonial settlement.

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Authors & Contributors
Müller-Wille, Staffan
Jonsell, Bengt
Reeds, Karen
Delage, Yves
Murariu, Dumitru
Toma, Constantin
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Noesis: Travaux du Comité Roumain d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Science in Context
Journal of the History of Biology
Archives of Natural History
Pour la Science
Société Française de Systématique
Classification in biology
Terminology and nomenclature
Systematics (biology)
Scientific illustration
Linnaeus, Carolus
Solander, Daniel Charles
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of
Lull, Ramón
Kircher, Athanasius
Bacon, Francis, 1st Baron Verulam
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
Great Britain
Uppsala Universitet
Linnean Society of London
Lund. Universitet

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