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France in the Enlightenment

Door Daniel Roche

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#227793
Titel
France in the Enlightenment
Auteur
Roche, Daniel
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Cambridge USA/London, Harvard University Press
Jaar van uitgave
1998
ISBN10
0674317475
ISBN13
9780674317475
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

A panorama of a whole civilization, a world on the verge of cataclysm, unfolds in this work by Daniel Roche. The text brings the Old Regime to life by showing how its institutions operated and how they were understood by the people who worked within them. Roche begins with a map of space and time, depicting France as a mosaic of overlapping geographical units, with people and goods traversing it to the rhythms of everyday life. He fills this frame with the patterns of rural life, urban culture, and government institutions. In this text the reader sees the 18th-century French culture of appearances : the organization of ideas, the accoutrements of ordinary people in the folkways of ordinary living - their food and clothing, living quarters, and reading material. Roche shows the reader the
... (Lees verder) 18th-century France of the peasant, the merchant, the noble, the King, from Paris to the provinces, from the public space to the private home. By placing politics and material culture at the heart of historical change, Roche captures the complexity and depth of the Enlightenment.
Pagina's
723
Conditie
Redelijk — Foxed on cut.
Prijs
€ 10,00

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