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The rise of the public in the enlightenment Europe

Author: James Van Horn Melton
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001.
Series: New approaches to European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the New Approaches to European History series, this 2001 title provides an inter-disciplinary study of the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe. James Melton's lucid and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Historia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Van Horn Melton
ISBN: 0521469694 9780521469692 0521465737 9780521465731
OCLC Number: 432885919
Description: XIV, 284 p. 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what is the public sphere? Part I. Politics and the Rise of Public Opinion: The Cases of England and France: 1. The peculiarities of the English; 2. Opacity and transparency: French political culture in the eighteenth century; Part II. Readers, Writers and Spectators: 3. Reading publics: transformations of the literary public sphere; 4. Eighteenth century authorship; 5. From courts to consumers: theatre publics; Part III. Being Sociable: 6. Enlightenment salons; 7. Drinking in public: taverns and coffeehouses; 8. Freemasons; Conclusion.
Series Title: New approaches to European history.
Responsibility: James Van Horn Melton.

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