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La gestion de l'eau dans les villes bretonnes aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

Abstract : Through this study, we shall go back to the water management in the urban areas of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, precisely at the time when a suspicious perception of the humid environment is developing. The historiographical approach of water has been evolving for almost thirty years and is fostered by contemporary issues. Water has fully become a research subject and the setting of Brittany is not neutral : its environmental, institutional and cultural characteristics play a key role in the elaboration of hydrological works. The situation evolved over the two centuries : on the local level, the major changes lie in the councils' management of the hydraulic equipments and the appointment of administrators to handle the urban affairs. The designing mission shifts also from craftmanship to engineering, and this change in the professional expertise of the designer entails repercussions on both the organization of the building site and the morphology of the equipment. This redefinition of the administrative and technical tasks influences the works' practicality
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David Groussard. La gestion de l'eau dans les villes bretonnes aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Histoire. Université Rennes 2; Université Européenne de Bretagne, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00505459v1⟩



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