Plants And Empire

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Plants and Empire

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Author by : Londa L Schiebinger
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 320
Isbn : 9780674043275
Identifier : 0674043278
Release : 2009-06-30
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
Category : Nature
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Description : Read Now Plants And Empire by Londa L Schiebinger and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. in the eighteenth century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by european imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the new world, and uncover the botanical secrets of its people. bioprospectors brought back medicines, luxuries, and staples for their king and country. risking their lives to discover exotic plants, these daredevil explorers joined with their sponsors to create a global culture of botany. but some secrets were unearthed only to be lost again. in this moving account of the abuses of indigenous caribbean people and african slaves, schiebinger describes how slave women brewed the "peacock flower" into an abortifacient, to ensure that they would bear no children into oppression. yet, impeded by trade winds of prevailing opinion, knowledge of west indian abortifacients never flowed into europe. a rich history of discovery and loss, "plants and empire" explores the movement, triumph, and extinction of knowledge in the course of encounters between europeans and the caribbean populations.

PLANTS AND EMPIRE

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Author by : Londa L Schiebinger
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 306
Isbn : 9780674025684
Identifier : 0674025687
Release : 2007
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
Category : Nature
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Description : Read Now Plants And Empire by Londa L Schiebinger and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. in the eighteenth century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by european imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the new world, and uncover the botanical secrets of its people. bioprospectors brought back medicines, luxuries, and staples for their king and country. risking their lives to discover exotic plants, these daredevil explorers joined with their sponsors to create a global culture of botany. but some secrets were unearthed only to be lost again. in this moving account of the abuses of indigenous caribbean people and african slaves, schiebinger describes how slave women brewed the "peacock flower" into an abortifacient, to ensure that they would bear no children into oppression. yet, impeded by trade winds of prevailing opinion, knowledge of west indian abortifacients never flowed into europe. a rich history of discovery and loss, plants and empire explores the movement, triumph, and extinction of knowledge in the course of encounters between europeans and the caribbean populations.

Plants and Empire

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Author by : Londa L Schiebinger
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 306
Isbn : 9780674014879
Identifier : 0674014871
Release : 2004
Publisher by : American Mathematical Soc.
Category : History
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Description : Read Now Plants And Empire by Londa L Schiebinger and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. in the eighteenth century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by european imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the new world, and uncover the botanical secrets of its people. bioprospectors brought back medicines, luxuries, and staples for their king and country. risking their lives to discover exotic plants, these daredevil explorers joined with their sponsors to create a global culture of botany. but some secrets were unearthed only to be lost again. in this moving account of the abuses of indigenous caribbean people and african slaves, schiebinger describes how slave women brewed the "peacock flower" into an abortifacient, to ensure that they would bear no children into oppression. yet, impeded by trade winds of prevailing opinion, knowledge of west indian abortifacients never flowed into europe. a rich history of discovery and loss, plants and empire explores the movement, triumph, and extinction of knowledge in the course of encounters between europeans and the caribbean populations.

An Empire of Plants People and Plants that Changed the World

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Author by : Toby Musgrave, Will Musgrave
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 192
Isbn : 9781844030200
Identifier : 1844030202
Release : 2002
Publisher by : Cassell
Category : Nature
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Description : Read Now An Empire Of Plants by Toby Musgrave, Will Musgrave and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. for centuries, from foodstuffs to industrial materials, plants have dominated trade between countries. possession of rare spices, sweets, and narcotics could meand enviable wealth and power, so explorers ventured forth, risking death on unknown seas. here are stories of seven plants--tobacco, sugar, cotton, tea, poppies, quinine, and rubber--and how europe's hunger for them led to the age of empire and turned world history upside down. not only did these crops ensure the commercial success of america and europe, but they became the catalyst foasr piracy, smuggling, addiction, and the slave trade: the darker side of the golden profits. a beautiful presentation of a fascinating subject.

Secret Cures of Slaves People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

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Author by : Londa Schiebinger
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 256
Isbn : 1503602982
Identifier : 9781503602984
Release : 2017-07-18
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
Category : History
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Description : Read Now Secret Cures Of Slaves by Londa Schiebinger and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. in the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. the history of medicine bristles with attempts to find new and miraculous remedies, to work with and against nature to restore humans to health and well-being. in this book, londa schiebinger examines medicine and human experimentation in the atlantic world, exploring the circulation of people, disease, plants, and knowledge between europe, africa, and the americas. she traces the development of a colonial medical complex from the 1760s, when a robust experimental culture emerged in the british and french west indies, to the early 1800s, when debates raged about banning the slave trade and, eventually, slavery itself. massive mortality among enslaved africans and european planters, soldiers, and sailors fueled the search for new healing techniques. amerindian, african, and european knowledges competed to cure diseases emerging from the collision of peoples on newly established, often poorly supplied, plantations. but not all knowledge was equal. highlighting the violence and fear endemic to colonial struggles, schiebinger explores aspects of african medicine that were not put to the test, such as obeah and vodou. this book analyzes how and why specific knowledges were blocked, discredited, or held secret.

Visible Empire Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

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Author by : Daniela Bleichmar
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 288
Isbn : 0226058557
Identifier : 9780226058559
Release : 2012-10-08
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
Category : Science
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Description : Read Now Visible Empire by Daniela Bleichmar and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. between 1777 and 1816, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the vast spanish empire in an ambitious project to survey the flora of much of the americas, the caribbean, and the philippines. while these voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, they dedicated an overwhelming proportion of their resources and energy to the creation of visual materials. european and american naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 12,000 botanical illustrations. yet these images have remained largely overlooked—until now. in this lavishly illustrated volume, daniela bleichmar gives this archive its due, finding in these botanical images a window into the worlds of enlightenment science, visual culture, and empire. through innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of science, visual culture, and the hispanic world, bleichmar uses these images to trace two related histories: the little-known history of scientific expeditions in the hispanic enlightenment and the history of visual evidence in both science and administration in the early modern spanish empire. as bleichmar shows, in the spanish empire visual epistemology operated not only in scientific contexts but also as part of an imperial apparatus that had a long-established tradition of deploying visual evidence for administrative purposes.

Sex, Botany and Empire The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

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Author by : Patricia Fara
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 176
Isbn : 1840464445
Identifier : 9781840464443
Release : 2004-01-01
Publisher by : Icon Books
Category : History
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Medicine and Empire 1600-1960

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Author by : Pratik Chakrabarti
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 280
Isbn : 1137374802
Identifier : 9781137374806
Release : 2013-12-13
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
Category : Political Science
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Description : Read Now Medicine And Empire by Pratik Chakrabarti and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. the history of modern medicine is inseparable from the history of imperialism. medicine and empire provides an introduction to this shared history – spanning three centuries and covering british, french and spanish imperial histories in africa, asia and america. exploring the major developments in european medicine from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, pratik chakrabarti shows that the major developments in european medicine had a colonial counterpart and were closely intertwined with european activities overseas: • the increasing influence of natural history on medicine • the growth of european drug markets • the rise of surgeons in status • ideas of race and racism • advancements in sanitation and public health • the expansion of the modern quarantine system • the emergence of germ theory and global vaccination campaigns. drawing on recent scholarship and primary texts, this book narrates a mutually constitutive history in which medicine was both a 'tool' and a product of imperialism, and provides an original, accessible insight into the deep historical roots of the problems that plague global health today.

British Naturalists in Qing China Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter

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Author by : Fa-ti FAN, Fa-ti Fan
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 268
Isbn : 0674036689
Identifier : 9780674036680
Release : 2009-06-30
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
Category : History
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Description : Read Now British Naturalists In Qing China by Fa-ti FAN, Fa-ti Fan and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, western scientific interest in china focused primarily on natural history. prominent scholars in europe as well as westerners in china, including missionaries, merchants, consular officers, and visiting plant hunters, eagerly investigated the flora and fauna of china. yet despite the importance and extent of this scientific activity, it has been entirely neglected by historians of science. this book is the first comprehensive study on this topic. in a series of vivid chapters, fa-ti fan examines the research of british naturalists in china in relation to the history of natural history, of empire, and of sino-western relations. the author gives a panoramic view of how the british naturalists and the chinese explored, studied, and represented china's natural world in the social and cultural environment of qing china. using the example of british naturalists in china, the author argues for reinterpreting the history of natural history, by including neglected historical actors, intellectual traditions, and cultural practices. his approach moves beyond viewing the history of science and empire within european history and considers the exchange of ideas, aesthetic tastes, material culture, and plants and animals in local and global contexts. this compelling book provides an innovative framework for understanding the formation of scientific practice and knowledge in cultural encounters. table of contents: acknowledgments introduction i. the port 1. natural history in a chinese entrepà ́t 2. art, commerce, and natural history ii. the land 3. science and informal empire 4. sinology and natural history 5. travel and fieldwork in the interior epilogue appendix: selected biographical notes abbreviations notes index fa-ti fan's study of the encounter between the british culture of the naturalist and the chinese culture of the qing is both a delight and a revelation. the topic has scarcely been addressed by historians of science, and this work fills important gaps in our knowledge of british scientific practice in a noncolonial context and of chinese reactions to western science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. in addition to the culture of victorian naturalists and sinology, fan shows an admirable grasp of visual representation in science, chinese taxonomic schemes, chinese export art, british imperial scholarship, and journeys of exploration. his treatment of the china trade and descriptions of chinese markets and nurseries are especially welcome. i learned a great deal, and i strongly recommend this book. --philip rehbock, author of philosophical naturalists: themes in early nineteenth-century british biology by focusing on the experiences of british naturalists in china during a time when it was gradually being opened up to foreign influences, fan makes at least two important contributions to history of science: he gives us an authoritative study of british naturalists in china (as far as i know the only one of its kind), and he forces us to rethink some of our categories for doing history of science, including how we conceive of the relationship between science and imperialism, and between western naturalist and native. fan's scholarship is meticulous, with careful attention to detail, and his prose is clear, controlled, and succinct. --bernard lightman, editor of victorian science in context

Malarial Subjects Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820–1909

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Author by : Rohan Deb Roy
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 320
Isbn : 1107172365
Identifier : 9781107172364
Release : 2017-09-30
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Category : Medical
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Visions of Empire Voyages, Botany, and Representations of Nature

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Author by : David Philip Miller, Peter Hanns Reill
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 394
Isbn : 9780521172615
Identifier : 0521172616
Release : 2011-07-21
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Category : History
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The Flower of Empire An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created

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Author by : Tatiana Holway
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 328
Isbn : 0199911169
Identifier : 9780199911165
Release : 2013-03-01
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
Category : History
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Description : Read Now The Flower Of Empire by Tatiana Holway and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. in 1837, while charting the amazonian country of guiana for great britain, german naturalist robert schomburgk discovered an astounding "vegetable wonder"--a huge water lily whose leaves were five or six feet across and whose flowers were dazzlingly white. in england, a horticultural nation with a mania for gardens and flowers, news of the discovery sparked a race to bring a live specimen back, and to bring it to bloom. in this extraordinary plant, named victoria regia for the newly crowned queen, the flower-obsessed british had found their beau ideal. in the flower of empire, tatiana holway tells the story of this magnificent lily, revealing how it touched nearly every aspect of victorian life, art, and culture. holway's colorful narrative captures the sensation stirred by victoria regia in england, particularly the intense race among prominent britons to be the first to coax the flower to bloom. we meet the great botanists of the age, from the legendary sir joseph banks, to sir william jackson hooker, director of the royal botanic gardens at kew, to the extravagant flower collector the duke of devonshire. perhaps most important was the duke's remarkable gardener, joseph paxton, who rose from garden boy to knight, and whose design of a series of ever-more astonishing glass-houses--one, the big stove, had a footprint the size of grand central station--culminated in his design of the architectural wonder of the age, the crystal palace. fittingly, paxton based his design on a glass-house he had recently built to house victoria regia. indeed, the natural ribbing of the lily's leaf inspired the pattern of girders supporting the massive iron-and-glass building. from alligator-laden jungle ponds to the heights of victorian society, the flower of empire unfolds the marvelous odyssey of this wonder of nature in a revealing work of cultural history.

Medicine, Trade and Empire Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) in Context

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Author by : Professor Palmira Fontes da Costa
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 296
Isbn : 1472431235
Identifier : 9781472431233
Release : 2015-06-28
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category : History
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Description : Read Now Medicine Trade And Empire by Professor Palmira Fontes da Costa and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. garcia de orta’s colloquies on the simples and drugs of india (1563) was printed in goa, the capital of the portuguese empire in the east and a port city that occupied a prominent role in the circuit of trade. orta, a portuguese physician who lived in goa for thirty years, presents dialogues concerning more than eighty different drugs, fruits, spices, minerals and medical preparations, all of them native to india or observed in use there. this volume analyses the colloquies, its history, context and reception, and its value to historians as a symbol of the impact of globalization in a sixteenth-century medical world.

Cuisine and Empire Cooking in World History

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Author by : Rachel Laudan
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 488
Isbn : 0520286316
Identifier : 9780520286313
Release : 2015-04-03
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
Category : Cooking
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Description : Read Now Cuisine And Empire by Rachel Laudan and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. rachel laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book. probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic seismic shifts in “culinary philosophy”—beliefs about health, the economy, politics, society and the gods—prompted the construction of new cuisines, a handful of which, chosen as the cuisines of empires, came to dominate the globe. cuisine and empire shows how merchants, missionaries, and the military took cuisines over mountains, oceans, deserts, and across political frontiers. laudan’s innovative narrative treats cuisine, like language, clothing, or architecture, as something constructed by humans. by emphasizing how cooking turns farm products into food and by taking the globe rather than the nation as the stage, she challenges the agrarian, romantic, and nationalistic myths that underlie the contemporary food movement.

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Author by : Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 384
Isbn : 9780884024163
Identifier : 0884024164
Release : 2017-01-09
Publisher by : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Category : History
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The Hungry Empire How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

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Author by : Lizzie Collingham
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 400
Isbn : 9780099586951
Identifier : 0099586959
Release : 2018-08-09
Publisher by : Vintage Books
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Description : Read Now The Hungry Empire by Lizzie Collingham and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. the glamorous daughter of an african chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader... surveyors in british columbia eat tinned australian rabbit... diamond prospectors in guyana prepare an iguana curry... in twenty meals the hungry empire tells the story of how the british created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. the empire allowed britain to harness the globe's edible resources from cod fish and salt beef to spices, tea and sugar. lizzie collingham takes us on a wide-ranging culinary journey, revealing how virtually every meal we eat still contains a taste of empire.