Science and Culture for Members Only

The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century

Donna C. Mehos

Science and Culture for Members Only
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Donna C. Mehos

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250 pages | 7 color plates, 25 halftones | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2005
Paper $54.95 ISBN: 9789053567395 Published December 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The Amsterdam zoo Artis was recognized as the preeminent cultural center of the city for much of the nineteenth century. Donna Mehos here examines the exclusive nature of Artis and how the Amsterdam middle class utilized it to cultivate a culture of science that would reflect well on the nation and its capital. This volume offers a fascinating study of the role of science in the development of Dutch national and class identities during a period of national and colonial expansion.
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