Tussen hof en keizerskroon : Carolus Clusius en de ontwikkeling van de botanie aan Midden-Europese hoven (1573-1593)

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Tussen hof en keizerskroon : Carolus Clusius en de ontwikkeling van de botanie aan Midden-Europese hoven (1573-1593)

Type: Doctoral thesis
Title: Tussen hof en keizerskroon : Carolus Clusius en de ontwikkeling van de botanie aan Midden-Europese hoven (1573-1593)
Author: Gelder, Esther van
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Issue Date: 2011-06-09
Keywords: Botany
Carolus Clusius
Courts
Gardens
History of science
Horticulture
Middle-Europe
Patronage
Vienna
Abstract: This study focuses on the life and work of the sixteenth-century botanist Carolus Clusius in the context of court culture. Before accepting a position at the university in Leiden at the age of 67, Clusius spent a large part of his career at the courts of emperors, princes and aristocrats in Middle-Europe. There he met a wealthy and well-educated elite, who shared his passion for plants, gardens and travelling. But he also encountered a rich diversity of interests and approaches regarding the study of plants. These differences were used by Clusius to establish his authority as a professional botanist and to determine the standards for the proper scientific study of plants.
Description: Promotor: M.E.H.N. Mout
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Gelder, E. van, 2011, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: LUP dissertations;
ISBN: 9789087281311
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17701
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