Byron and the Dragons of Eden

Published on Jan 1, 2008
· DOI :10.1057/9780230611047_8
Marilyn Gaull1
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From a few bones he found in a suburb of Paris, George Cuvier (1769–1832) constructed a population of flying dragons, gigantic reptiles, sloths, and predatory beasts that he claimed had been destroyed in a series of catastrophes or revolutions in prehistory, a temporal concept more original than what he discovered. However speculative, Cuvier’s vision of a ruined and resurrected natural world and his theory of extinction, crossed religious, linguistic, class, and geographic barriers, appealing to scientists, artists, and writers alike. Although prehistoric and ancient beyond conception, catastrophism was rooted in the contemporary, public, and international events between 1770 and 1830.
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