Hybrid ambitions : science, governance, and empire in the career of Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854)

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Hybrid ambitions : science, governance, and empire in the career of Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854)

Title: Hybrid ambitions : science, governance, and empire in the career of Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854)
Author: Weber, Andreas
Publisher: Leiden University Press : Amsterdam
Issue Date: 2012-05-08
Keywords: Colonial history
History of science
Chemistry
Botany
Agriculture
Natural history
Imperial history
Abstract: The German chemist-apothecary Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1773-1854) offers a fascinating window on Dutch culture and society in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By providing an in-depth analysis of his multi-faceted career in the Netherlands and the Malay Archipelago, this study sheds light on the co-evolutionary character of science, governance, and empire. It argues that seeds of Reinwardt’s professional flexibility lay in his practical training in one of Amsterdam’s chemical workshops and his socialization in a broader cultural context where the improvement of society and economy played a crucial role.
Description: Promotor: J.L. Blussé van Oud Alblas, Co-Promotor: L.L. Roberts
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Weber, A., 2012, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: LUP Dissertations
ISBN: 9789087281663
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18924
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