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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-210
JournalComparative Critical Studies
Journal publication date2005
Volume2
Issue2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Abstract

Examines the adaptations of Carl Linnaeus' "Systema Naturae," which introduced a new classification system of plants based on a sexual system of botany, by William Withering, Erasmus Darwin and Anna Seward. Use of botany not only for conservative but also subversive social and political ends; Fear by moralists that descriptions of the promiscuity of plant life might offend female delicacy; Withering's disguise of the sexual character of the Linnaean classes and orders.

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Original article can be found at: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk Copyright Edinburgh University Press.

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