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'J'étais convaincu qu'il dormait'. European views of a unique Australian mammal

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Nicol, SC 2007 , ''J'étais convaincu qu'il dormait'. European views of a unique Australian mammal', in J Mulvaney and H Tyndale-Biscoe (eds.), Rediscovering Recherche Bay , The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Canberra, pp. 45-57.

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Abstract

The French voyages of discovery and exploration represent a major contribution to our understanding of the natural world. This contribution is all the more impressive given that these voyages took place during one of the most tumultuous periods in French history. Over the period of the expeditions listed in Table 4.1 France went from a monarchy under the House of Bourbon, to the First Republic (1792-1804), to the First Empire (1804-1814), and then Restoration (1814-1830). During this time the populace endured the Reign of Terror (1793-1794) and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815). At the
same time intellectual battles were being fought in natural history, as savants attempted to find an orderly classification of plants and animals.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Nicol, SC
Publisher: The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
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