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The Resource Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815, Sarah Easterby-Smith

Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815, Sarah Easterby-Smith

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Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815
Title
Cultivating commerce
Title remainder
cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815
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Sarah Easterby-Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Easterby-Smith rewrites the histories of botany and horticulture from the perspectives of plant merchants who sold botanical specimens in the decades around 1800. These merchants were not professional botanists, nor were they the social equals of refined amateurs of botany. Nevertheless, they participated in Enlightenment scholarly networks, acting as intermediaries who communicated information and specimens. Thanks to their practical expertise, they also became sources of new knowledge in their own right. Cultivating Commerce argues that these merchants made essential contributions to botanical history, although their relatively humble status means that their contributions have received little sustained attention to date. Exploring how the expert nurseryman emerged as a new social figure in Britain and France, and examining what happened to the elitist, masculine culture of amateur botany when confronted by expanding public participation, Easterby-Smith sheds fresh light on the evolution of transnational Enlightenment networks during the Age of Revolutions.--
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Easterby-Smith, Sarah
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944.035
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Botany
  • Botany
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Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815, Sarah Easterby-Smith
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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on1006463164
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9781107126848
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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(OCoLC)1064045800
Label
Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815, Sarah Easterby-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006463164
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9781107126848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
System control number
(OCoLC)1064045800

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