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Le voyage des plantes et les Grandes Découvertes (XVIe-XVIIe siècles) ; conférence par Michel Chandeigne, éditeur, traducteur et libraire

Culture and tradition, Leisure and sciences, Flowers plants, Culturel, History, Professional, Conference in Autun
  • At the time of the Great Discoveries, food crops travelled widely and changed eating habits and agricultural practices.

  • We all know that the tomato, maize and potato are of American origin. But we often ignore the fact that in the 16th and 17th centuries, almost all food crops moved to other continents, completely overturning food habits and agricultural practices throughout the world, particularly in tropical areas. This was the first time that globalisation had taken place, and the phenomenon and its consequences, which were sometimes very surprising, have been relatively little studied.

    Conference given...
    We all know that the tomato, maize and potato are of American origin. But we often ignore the fact that in the 16th and 17th centuries, almost all food crops moved to other continents, completely overturning food habits and agricultural practices throughout the world, particularly in tropical areas. This was the first time that globalisation had taken place, and the phenomenon and its consequences, which were sometimes very surprising, have been relatively little studied.

    Conference given by Michel Chandeigne , publisher, translator and bookseller. Author, under the pseudonym of Xavier de Castro, of numerous books devoted to the history of travel and cartography from the 15th to the 17th century.
    Born in La Clayette in 1957, Michel Chandeigne was a professor in Lisbon from 1982 to 1984. Since then, he has devoted himself to Portuguese culture in the broadest sense (Portugal, Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa, Goa, Macao, History of European expansion and Portuguese diasporas), as well as to travel in the Far North (Spitzbergen and Greenland). A specialist in Magellan, in 2007 he produced a sum on his expedition which is now a reference, and more recently, in 2017, a pocket edition based on it.
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  • On December 8, 2022 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM