Contributors examine the various techniques, materials and methods that originated within the ‘Linnaean workshop’: paper technologies, publication strategies, and markets for specimens. Fresh analyses of the reception of Linnaeus’s work in Paris, Königsberg, Edinburgh and beyond offer a window on the local contexts of knowledge transfer, including new perspectives on the history of anthropology and stadial theory. The global implications and negotiated nature of these intellectual, social and material developments are further investigated in chapters tracing the experiences and encounters of Linnaean travellers in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.
Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2018.
Eds. Hodacs, Hanna, Kenneth Nyberg, and Stéphane Van Damme, “Linnaeus, Natural History, and the Circulation of Knowledge,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed February 18, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/176.