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The Courtiers' Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

Anita Guerrini


This book explores the role of dissection and of animals in the development of experimental methods in seventeenth-century science in the city of Paris between 1643 and 1715. Science was embedded in other cultural pursuits because the same people practiced science, architecture, art, music, and literature simultaneously and Paris contributed to the birth of many of these cultural markers of modernity. The royal court of Louis XIV exercised control of cultural production by means of its patronage, but this was never total. The courtiers and anatomists who depended on the crown were not simply t ... More

Keywords: dissection, experiment, animals, Paris, Louis XIV, anatomy, naturalhistory, patronage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226247663
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Guerrini, author