science, governance, and empire in the career of Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854)
Andreas Weber, Hybrid ambitions: science, governance, and empire in the career of Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854), Leiden University Press, Amsterdam, 2012.
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. t 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.
Keywords: Colonial history, History of science, Chemistry, Botany, Agriculture, Natural history, Imperial history.
De thesis is als pdf-bestand (13,7 Mb) te downloaden van het Leiden University Repository: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/18924.