Enlightenment and tradition; Women's studies; Montesquieu

BookEnlightenment and tradition; Women's studies; Montesquieu

Enlightenment and tradition; Women's studies; Montesquieu

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2007:06


June 14th, 2007



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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
List of tables8
List of illustrations9
I. The Discursive culture: reaction and interaction, text and context14
Chain reactions in the eighteenth century: reading Racine, Marot and Horace22
Anecdote in history: the case of Voltaire’s Histoire de Charles XII32
Contemporary reactions to Jean-Georges Noverre’s ballets d’action44
Fragonard and pastiche: the case of the Girl in Spanish costume at Dulwich60
Chains of influence, chains of allusion: case studies of clandestine rhetoric in and around the Encyclopédie78
‘Le grand oubli de Suzanne Simonin’: a premature case of amnesia in Diderot’s La Religieuse96
Illustrations as reactions: three nineteenth-century readings of La Nouvelle Héloïse116
Reacting to the Revolution: the example of Marmontel and Mercier146
The role of the listener in the musical aesthetics of the Revolution156
II. Women’s studies172
Violence against actresses: evidence from Campardon and others174
Lambert, Puisieux, Leprince de Beaumont, Epinay and the legacy of their educational manuals in the nineteenth century192
Challenging male violence and the double standard in the courts: the separation case of Dame D (Paris, 1788)222
III. Montesquieu254
Montesquieu et ses sources: Alexandre, l’empire perse, les Guèbres et l’irrigation (De l’esprit des lois X.13-14; XVIII.7)256
IV. Language and culture276
From the corruption of French to the cultural distinctiveness of German: the controversy over Prémontval’s Préservatif (1759)278
Reconquering Peru: eighteenth-century translations of Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Péruvienne304