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Assistant Professor of French
Hanna Roman examines Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, arguing that the written language of natural history in the Enlightenment was itself a form of knowledge, with Buffon’s literary simulacrum of nature teaching his readers not only about the history and laws of nature, but also how to interact with nature differently.
Roman, H. (2018). The language of nature in Buffon’s Histoire naturelle. Oxford: Liverpool University Press on behalf of Voltaire Foundation.