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Craveri, Benedetta 1942-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 224 publications in 7 languages and 2,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sources  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ2235.D65, 843.7
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Publications about Benedetta Craveri
Publications by Benedetta Craveri
Most widely held works by Benedetta Craveri
The age of conversation by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 765 libraries worldwide
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, between the reign of Louis XIII and the Revolution, the French nobility of the ancien regime turned their energies to developing the art of sociability, a refined code of manners, and an ideal of gallant, spirited conversation that became a model for social and intellectual life. Benedetta Craveri's history of this leisured, worldly society begins in the 1620s with the celebrated Blue Room of the Marquise de Rambouillet, one of the first in a long series of women who resided over conversations among nobles, writers, prelates, and diplomats. The women Craveri profiles played a significant part in the development of new literary forms such as the novel and the maxim, the codification of language, taste, and behavior, and debates over religion, philosophy, and science. Some, like Madame de Lafayette and Madame de Stael, were gifted writers themselves. Some were involved in the major events of their time, like the Grande Mademoiselle and the Duchesse de Longueville during the Fronde rebellion. Later, the Marquise de Lambert, Madame de Tencin, and Julie de Lespinasse opened their salons to intellectuals such as Fontenelle, Montesquieu, d'Alembert, and Diderot, thus helping to spread the ideas of the Enlightenment. In demonstrating the diversity of these women's accomplishments, Benedetta Craveri brings to life this brilliant, vanished culture that perfected the pleasure of living. In her pages, the world of La Rochefoucauld, Louis XIV, and Votaire, of Jansenism, preciosity, Mlle de Scudery's literary portraits, and Mme de Sevigne's letters, appears in all its fascinating complexity
Madame Du Deffand and her world by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
50 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Madame du Deffand (1696-1780) was a minor French aristocrat who, bored by her marriage, threw herself into scandalous relationships with leading noblemen, including the French Regent. She later re-invented herself as a highly successful salonniere, her salon being frequented by leading thinkers of the day. She also maintained very witty, perceptive correspondences with Voltaire (whose letters back are full expositions of his philosophy) and later with Horace Walpole with whom she fell deeply in love, much to his shock. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 23, 2014)
Amanti e regine : il potere delle donne by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Klappentext: Wahre und käufliche Liebe, Sex und Eifersucht, Tod durch Dolch, Gift oder Guillotine, noble Gefühle und niedrige Motive, Gemeinheit, Intrige, Bigotterie und echte Frömmigkeit: keine Geschichte könnte spannender, bizarrer, bewegender und abenteuerlicher sein als die der Frauen am Königshof in Frankreich. Da sind die Gattinnen, geehelicht aus Gründen der Staatsräson: Katharina von Medici, Königin Margot, Maria von Medici, Marie Antoinette, und die anderen: Diane de Poitiers, die drei Schwestern Mailly, Madame de Maintenon und die du Barry. Benedetta Craveri hat mit den Porträts dieser manchmal liebenswerten, manchmal abstoßenden, aber immer faszinierenden Frauen eine intime wie brillante Sitten- und Kulturgeschichte Frankreichs geschrieben, die jeden Roman in den Schatten stellt
Reines et favorites : le pouvoir des femmes by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Etude du rôle de la femme qui, dès la fin du Moyen Age, change considérablement : la famille étant le pivot de la nouvelle société, la femme y est considérée avant tout comme mère. De cette négation de l'autonomie de la femme naissent la loi salique en France, les procès en sorcellerie, la répression de la sexualité féminine, etc. Certaines femmes parviennent cependant à régner à leur manière
Vie privée du maréchal de Richelieu : contenant ses amours et intrigues, et tout ce qui a rapport aux divers rôles qu'a joués cet homme célèbre pendant plus de quatre-vingts ans by Louis François Faur( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in French and Italian and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Marie-Antoinette et le scandale du collier by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Un essai sur la figure controversée de la reine Marie-Antoinette. En reprenant le dossier de l'affaire du collier à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes, l'auteure explique l'un des épisodes les plus sombres du règne de Louis XVI qui aura un rôle non négligeable dans le déclenchement de la Révolution et sera un élément à charge dans l'esprit des juges de la reine lors de son procès
La cultura de la conversación by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Gli ultimi libertini by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in French and Italian and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"Ourika, una niña senegalesa condenada a la esclavitud y la barberie, es salvada por un piadoso aristócrata que la traslada a Francia donde recibe una refinada educación al cuidado de Madame de B. La conciencia de su color de piel supone un conflicto insalvable para la mentalidad y los modales propios de una sociedad que jamás le perdonará semejante pecado original. Ourika queda así atrapada entre un mundo que la rechaza y otro al que ya nunca podrá regresar. El trasfondo histórico de su tragedia se desarrolla en los convulsos años previos a la Revolución Francesa que, pese a sus promesas de libertad, igualdad y fraternidad, no consigue de facto abolir los prejuicios y diferencias que condenan a Ourika a un exilio emocional involuntario"--Back cover flap
María Antonieta y el escándalo del collar by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Avis d'une mère à sa fille : Suivis des réflexions sur les femmes ; des réflexions sur le goût ; d'un discours sur la délicatesse d'esprit et de sentiment, et d'une lettre sur l'éducation by Anne Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles Lambert( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Lettres à Madame C by Charlotte Elizabeth Aïssé( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Aïssé, jeune Circassienne, esclave d'un sérail au début du XVIIe siècle, est rachetée et ramenée à Paris par Charles de Ferriol, ambassadeur de France à Constantinople. Belle et mystérieuse, elle fréquente le monde et les hommes de lettres les plus connus et connaît un grand amour avec le chevalier d'Aydie, évoqué dans ces lettres adressées à l'une de ses amies.--[Memento]
Les salons by Bernard Minoret( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Dieci anni d'esilio by Staël( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Kochanki i królowe : władza kobiet by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Polish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Lettere di Mademoiselle Aïssé a Madame C. - by C. E Aïssé( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Hē symvolē tōn gynaikōn se mia nea morphē koinōnikotētas (17os-18os aiōnas) by Benedetta Craveri( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Mémoires d'une portraitiste, 1755-1842 by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Italian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Les mémoires d'une femme artiste qui peignit les grands de la cour au temps de Louis XVI en France; à la Révolution elle s'éloigne de France et visite divers pays où elle a l'occasion de poursuivre son oeuvre picturale
Lettres de Lausanne ; et autres récits épistolaires by Isabelle de Charrière( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The little house : an architectural seduction by Jean-François de Bastide( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Amico, Benedetta d'
Benedetta Craveri Escritora e historiadora italiana
Benedetta Craveri Italiaans schrijfster
Benedetta Craveri Italian writer
D'Amico, Benedetta
D'Amico Craveri‏, Benedetta
Languages
French (72)
Italian (70)
Spanish (24)
English (19)
German (10)
Polish (6)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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