Le Monde mesuré : Dispositifs de l'exploration à l'âge des Lumières

Le Monde mesuré : Dispositifs de l'exploration à l'âge des Lumières

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Various facets of the explorations of the Enlightenment, particularly the European programmes of circumnavigation of 1770 to 1780, are examined here: the science behind the techniques of geographical orientation; the richly illustrated accounts that spread the news around Europe; the emerging use of words such as native, civilization, or European; and finally the aesthetic and literary representations of explorations. New figures emerge: the clockmaker whose marine chronometers undermine the power of the royal astronomer; the writer-traveller such as Bougainville, Cook or Forster; the natives introduced as anthropological subjects; and the European public to whom this discourse of discovery is now addressed rather than to monarchs or scholars.

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Le Monde mesuré : Dispositifs de l'exploration à l'âge des Lumières

Le Monde mesuré : Dispositifs de l'exploration à l'âge des Lumières

Various facets of the explorations of the Enlightenment, particularly the European programmes of circumnavigation of 1770 to 1780, are examined here: the science behind the techniques of geographical orientation; the richly illustrated accounts that...

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Title Le Monde mesuré : Dispositifs de l'exploration à l'âge des Lumières
Edition First Edition
By (author) Philippe DESPOIX
ISSN 1660-5829
Issue 67
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 11/1/2005
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01013-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600010139
Reference no. 22-67
Publication Date 11/1/2005
Nb of pages 0 - 272
Illustrations 31 illustrations
Plates
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 550 gr
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21013-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600210133
Reference no. 22-67-lot
Publication Date
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Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 550 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11013-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600110136
Reference no. 22-67-pdf
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