Article ID: CBB409086722

Building an Empire in the Republic of Letters: Albrecht von Haller, Carolus Linnaeus, and the Struggle for Botanical Sovereignty (2016)

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The eighteenth-century republic of letters was in many ways affected by strategies and concerns which fundamentally contradicted its core norms. This study analyses one such instance, the drawn-out conflict between the prominent botanists Albrecht von Haller and Carolus Linnaeus, by looking into the representations of Swedish and Hanoverian botany in the influential review journal Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen. At the same time, the article highlights an instance of the often cumbersome and complex transfer of scholarly teachings across national and linguistic borders, as well as the far from straightforward reception of a preeminent scholar in an important hub of knowledge, Göttingen, during the second half of the eighteenth century.

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Authors & Contributors
Müller-Wille, Staffan
Charmantier, Isabelle
Koerner, Lisbet
Boschung, Urs
Reeds, Karen
Delage, Yves
Journals
Lychnos
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
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Journal of the History of Biology
Indian Journal of History of Science
Publishers
Harvard University Press
Pour la Science
Société Française de Systématique
Belin
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
Deutsches Museum
Concepts
Botany
Biology
Classification in biology
Natural history
Terminology and nomenclature
Controversies and disputes
People
Linnaeus, Carolus
Haller, Albrecht von
Ludwig, Christian Gottlieb
Lindman, Carl Axel Magnus
Lidbeck, Eric Gustaf
Morgan, Thomas Hunt
Time Periods
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
Places
Sweden
Europe
Germany
Romania
France
United States
Institutions
Uppsala Universitet
Lund. Universitet
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