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Type: Journal article
Title: Voyages et déplacements des savoirs. Les expéditions de Nicolas Baudin entre Révolution et Empire
Author: Fornasiero
West-Sooby, J.
Citation: Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise, 2016; 2016(3):23-46
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1952-403X
1952-403X
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Jean Fornasiero, John West-Sooby
Abstract: Fêté comme un héros national en 1798 et salué par Jussieu comme un ami des sciences, Nicolas Baudin tombe en disgrâce six ans plus tard, son expédition aux Terres australes étant considérée comme un échec malgré la richesse des collections rapportées en France. La campagne de dénigrement personnel menée contre lui par ceux qui l’ont accompagné aux Antipodes n’explique qu’en partie ce revers de fortune. Une analyse de son voyage aux Antilles et des conditions de sa réussite permet de mieux saisir, a contrario, l’impact qu’auront sur sa réputation, comme sur sa pratique du voyage scientifique, les profondes mutations qui s’opèrent en France entre le Directoire et l’Empire, au niveau politique et institutionnel. = Voyages and movements of knowledge. The expeditions of Nicolas Baudin between the Revolution and the Empire Nicolas Baudin fell into disfavor six years later, his expedition to Antarctica considered a failure, despite the wealth of the collections brought back to France. The campaign of personal denigration led against him by those who had accompanied him to the opposite side of the world only partly explains this reversal of fortune. An analysis of his voyage to the West Indies and the circumstances of his success permits a better understanding of the fluctuations of his reputation, caused by the far-reaching transformations in France between the Directory and the Empire on the political and institutional levels, transformations that influenced the practice of scientific voyage.
Keywords: Nicolas Baudin; voyage scientifique; Antilles; Terres australes; esprit républicain
Description: Abstracts in French and English
Rights: Copyright Status Unknown
RMID: 0030061074
Published version: https://www.cairn.info/revue-annales-historiques-de-la-revolution-francaise-2016-3-page-23.htm
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