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The Resource The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris, Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris, Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

Label
The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris
Title
The world of the salons
Title remainder
sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris
Statement of responsibility
Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The world of the 18th century salon has long been lauded as a meritocratic setting where writers, philosophers, and women created the Enlightenment. Based on a thorough study of archival sources and using methodology derived from cultural history, social history, and the history of literature, The World of Salons proposes a completely new reading of salons' sociability in eighteenth-century Paris. It challenges the commonly accepted vision of salons as literary circles that were part of the Republic of Letters. It argues, instead, that salons were institutions of worldly sociability, had helped shape 'the world' (le monde) and high society. They have been essential places where the aristocratic elites of the capital met and interacted with literary figures. These interactions based on the mastery of the codes of polite conversation but also on the circulation of news and of personal reputations are the subject of this book. The World of the Salon looks at the way in which eighteenth-century social elites redefined themselves through their practices of worldly sociability. It highlights why some men of letters of the Enlightenment attended the salons. Moving from the salons to worldliness permits taking on some broader debates as well. What relations did worldly sociability maintain with the public sphere? How did the Parisian nobility use the idea of worldly merit and the figure of the man of the world (homme du monde) to preserve its social preeminence? Was the new political culture characterized by an appeal to the public compatible with the monarchical apparatus and with court intrigues? The World of the Salons is suitable for an Anglophone audience of early modern European cultural, political, and intellectual historians"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
944/.361034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33.4
LC item number
.L5513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris, Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From the salon to the world : sociability and distinction -- Sociability and hospitality -- The worldly sphere -- Men of letters and worldliness -- Part II. News and opinion : the politics of high society -- Word games : literature and sociability -- Society's judgment and worldly opinion -- Politics in the salon -- Appendix
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199772346
Lccn
2014015234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878301163
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris, Antoine Lilti ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From the salon to the world : sociability and distinction -- Sociability and hospitality -- The worldly sphere -- Men of letters and worldliness -- Part II. News and opinion : the politics of high society -- Word games : literature and sociability -- Society's judgment and worldly opinion -- Politics in the salon -- Appendix
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199772346
Lccn
2014015234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878301163
  • UtOrBLW

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