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The courtiers' anatomists : animals and humans in Louis XIV's Paris / Anita Guerrini.

Guerrini, Anita, 1953-
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Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]

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xiv, 344 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm


Anatomists and courtiers -- The anatomical origins of the Paris Academy of Sciences -- The animal projects of the Paris Academy of Sciences -- The Histoire des animaux -- Perrault, Duverney, and animal mechanism -- The courtiers' anatomist: Duverney at the Jardin du Roi -- Epilogue: the afterlife of the Histoire des animaux.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-352) and index.


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