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Homo. L'homme est le chef d'oeuvre de la nature, le roi ou le prémier des animaux

Identifier: M194 .H656

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Scope and Contents

Anonymous treatise on natural history, referring among others to Buffon, Le Cat, Bruzen de La Martiniere, and to various periodicals such as Le Mercure de France. From a philosophical and medical perspective, the author considers the stages of physical and sexual development of men and women from childhood to death. Other themes, sometimes anecdotal, include: the education of children; the prejudices of men on virginity; circumcision and infibulation; the castration of eunuchs; varieties in the human species; criticism of the condition of enslaved Black people; the sense organs: and the position of humans within the context of the animal kingdom


  • Creation: 17--

Language of Materials

In French.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

If not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


.1 Linear Feet (1 volume (149 pages) :paper ;17 cm)


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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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