Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Courtiers' AnatomistsAnimals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anita Guerrini

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226247663

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

The Courtiers’ Anatomist

The Courtiers’ Anatomist

Duverney at the Jardin du roi

(p.201) Six The Courtiers’ Anatomist
The Courtiers' Anatomists

Anita Guerrini

University of Chicago Press

Even before he entered the Academy, Duverney’s anatomical skills had made him well known in the private academies and salons of Paris. In 1679 he was appointed anatomy lecturer at the Jardin du Roi, the King’s Garden, where he taught to large audiences of students and other spectators. Student notes detail the content of his lectures, and his eloquence contributed to the ongoing ancients and moderns debates about language and its uses, discussed by Charles Perrault in several works. After Claude Perrault’s 1688 death the Histoire des animaux project eventually ended, and the post-Colbert Academy turned to other projects. Duverney’s debates with Jean Méry led to his departure from the Academy in 1706, marking the end of an era.

Keywords:   Joseph- Guichard Duverney, Claude Perrault, Charles Perrault, Jardin du roi, Jean Méry, ancients, moderns, anatomy, Paris Academy of Sciences

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.