Louis Lortet (1836-1909), un médecin naturaliste en Orient

Abstract : Louis Lortet is a scientist from Lyon who accumulated knowledge and administrative responsibilities. Between 1873 and 1909, he obtains from the ministry of the State Education several missions in Orient, in particular in Syria and Egypt. The works related to these travels not only testify on his background as a doctor and naturalist, but also concern other disciplines besides, such as archaeology and anthropology. This study suggests tracing Lortet’s itinerary by emphasizing diverse biographic aspects in order to better understand his orientalist work. The first part links Lortet’s vision of East to the "orientalist" movement of this period. The second part focuses on the life of the scientist, and more particularly on his career. The last part presents a descriptive and analytical study of Lortet’s main work in Middle East
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Marie-Caroline Rabolt. Louis Lortet (1836-1909), un médecin naturaliste en Orient. Histoire, Philosophie et Sociologie des sciences. Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013LYO10087⟩. ⟨tel-01170276⟩

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