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Adaptations et résistances au mode d'éclairage public parisien: les traductions différenciées de Barcelone et Madrid [Adaptations and Resistances to the Paris System of Public Lighting: The Different Translations in Barcelona and Madrid] (2019)


Circulation of 18th century lighting technology between France and Spain is not a mere dissemination or a fluid flow of knowledge, materials, and practices, but a cross-cultural encounter, implying multi-layered processes of mediation and appropriation. The spaces of reconfiguration are indeed not passive: if Barcelona adapts the Parisian suspension mode of the lighting system, the city rejects the use of metallic reflectors and prefers the local oil combustible. Madrid does the opposite. This article will not deal with the voyages of technical enquiry nor with the go-betweens but focus on the transnational dynamics of adaptation, negotiation and integration or rejection of the lantern technology.

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Authors & Contributors
Carlson, W. Bernard
Dasgupta, Deepanwita
Davids, C. A.
Gao, Jian-ming
Gutas, Dimitri
Högselius, Per
Technology and Culture
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society
Economic History Review
Iranian Studies
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Ashgate, Variorum
Oxford University Press
University of Toronto Press
Diffusion of innovation; diffusion of knowledge; diffusion of technology
Technology transfer
Cross-cultural comparison
Technological innovation
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
History of technology, as a discipline
Gille, Bertrand
Needham, Joseph
Paré, Ambroise
Weyl, Hermann
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
16th century
Barcelona (Spain)
Great Britain
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT

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