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Title: The World of Carolus Clusius : Natural History in the Making, 1550-1610
Description: London, Pickering & Chatto, 2010. orig. boards. 24x16cm, xiv,292 pp. Series: Perspectives in Economic and Social History, no. 6.. Textual illustrations.. ISBN: 9781848930087. Minor rubbing. A scratch to rear cover. VG. Contents: The Southern Netherlands. The garden of Europe : botany as a courtly fashion in the Southern Netherlands ; Expert gardeners : growing rare plants during the late sixteenth century -- Habsburg women. Women in the garden : noble women and the passion for plants ; Female experts : elegance and rivalry -- Italy. Growing expertise : gardeners, collectors, naturalists ; Nature in the garden : the rise of the expert naturalist -- France. Fieldwork in France : exploring the indigenous flora ; French collectors between port and court : the desire for rarity -- Holland. Dutch ports : curiosity and the exotic ; Town and gown : Leiden and the convergence of European cultural traditions -- Beyond place. Interlocking networks : London and Amsterdam ; Spanning the world : dealing with exotics.

Keywords: 9781848930087 History of Science, Botany, Natural History, Netherlands, Early Modern Europe, , , ,

Price: US$ 89.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS026421I


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