Political Academy in Paris, 1724 - 1731

The Entresol and Its Members

Nick Childs

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ISBN: 9780729407366

Publication: October 1, 2000

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2000:10

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The Entresol has been described as the most significant intellectual organisation in France in the first half of the eighteenth century. Its meetings in the 1720s were attented by some of the most important political thinkers in the country, among them Montesquieu, the marquis d’Argenson, the abbé de Saint-Pierre and the exiled lord Bolingbroke.

The Entresol was a meeting of minds between older men who wished to keep in touch with current events, and younger men on their way up, who were eager to prove their suitability for high office in the French governing élite. Members came to meetings because they enjoyed talking about politics, especially foreign affais, and while the Entresol remained in favour, to be a member was a recommendation to those in government.

In this book, the first to be published on the Entresol, Nick Childs examines the political thought and social background of the academy’s members, and the reason why their meetings were eventually banned.

Illustrations

Abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Preface

I The membership and meetings of the Entresol

II The political thought of the Entresol

Appendix I 

Appendix II 

List of works cited

Index

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

308 Pages

Copyright: © 2000

ISBN: 9780729407366

Publication: October 1, 2000

Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2000:10

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