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The polished cornerstone of the temple : queenly libraries of the Enlightenment

Author: María Luisa López-Vidriero; British Library.
Publisher: London : British Library, ©2005.
Series: Panizzi lectures, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the Panizzi Lectures given in the British Library in November 2004, this book looks at the impact of women's educational projects on female reading and book collecting in the royal courts of the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Caroline, Queen consort of George II King of Great Britain; Elizabeth Farnese, consort of Philip V King of Spain; Caroline, reine épouse de George II roi de Grande-Bretagne; Caroline, reine épouse de George II roi de Grande-Bretagne; Élisabeth Farnèse, épouse de Philippe V roi d'Espagne; Isabel, Reina consorte de Felipe II Rey de España; Carolina, Reina consorte de Jorge II Rey de Gran Bretaña; Caroline, Queen consort of George II King of Great Britain; Elizabeth Farnese, consort of Philip V King of Spain
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: María Luisa López-Vidriero; British Library.
ISBN: 0712349073 9780712349079
OCLC Number: 62710967
Description: xvi, 83 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. A weakness for reading : heavy books in light hands --
2. Libraries under the philosophical eye : Caroline of Ansbach and Elizabeth Farnese --
3. Towards a female literary Canon.
Series Title: Panizzi lectures, 2004.
Other Titles: Queenly libraries of the Enlightenment
Responsibility: María Luisa López-Vidriero.
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