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Baudin, Napoleon and the exploration of Australia / by Nicole Starbuck
Bib ID 6416577
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Starbuck, Nicole, author
 
Description London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013 
©2013 
xi, 193 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781848932104 (hardback)
1848932103 (hardback)
9781848932111 (ebook)
Series

Empires in perspective ; no. 21.

Summary

This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin's scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition's stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte. Aspects examined include Baudin's leadership skills, life on board the ship, colonial encounters with Aborigines and the nature of Anglo-French rivalry during the period. While previous histories have viewed Baudin's time in Sydney as little more than an opportunity for the French to recuperate after their journey, Starbuck presents it as a pivotal moment in French history, intellectual thought and imperialism. (Amazon website)

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Between Revolution and Empire: France and its Australian Voyage in 1800
  • 2.`I Should Wish ... to Establish a Few Tents on Shore': The Port Jackson Stay
  • 3.Disciplining Passions: French Naval-Voyagers at Anchor
  • 4.The French and the British: A Diplomatic Relationship
  • 5.Liberty, Equality and Civilization: Observations of Colonial Aborigines
  • 6.Swans, Frogs and Rum: Natural History in an `Unnatural' Space
  • 7.Baudin s `New Expedition'
  • 8.Epilogue: Voyaging into the Nineteenth Century.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-183) and index.

Subjects Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803.  |  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.  |  French -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 19th century.  |  Scientific expeditions -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  France -- History -- Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815.  |  Australian

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