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When the world spoke French / Marc Fumaroli ; translated from the French by Richard Howard
Nonfiction Nonfiction | New York Review Books | c2011
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New York : New York Review Books, c2011.
Descript
xxxi, 519 p. ; 21 cm.
Series
New York review books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Note
Originally published as Quand l'Europe parlait français by Éditions de Fallois.
Contents
Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment : the Abbé Conti and the Comte de Caylus -- A French Alcibiades and his English Plato : Anthony Hamilton and the Comte de Gramont -- An English Cicero in the France of Louis XIV : Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke -- The French Achilles of the Hapsburgs : Eugène, Prince of Savoy-Carignan -- Lelio and Marivaux -- Louis XV's condottiere : Herman-Maurice of Saxony, Marshal of France -- Frederick II and Voltaire -- Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Margravine of Bayreuth, sister of Frederick II -- Francesco Algarotti and Frederick II -- Charlotte-Sophie d'Aldenburg, Countess of Bentinck : "The Sévigné of Germany" -- The Parisian model seen from London : Lord Chesterfield, his son's tutor -- The Marquise du Deffand : From Voltaire to Walpole -- Catherine the Great : Voltaire's eminent correspondent -- Ekaterina Romanova Vorontsova, Princess of Dashkova : a Russian heroine at home and abroad -- The Abbé Galiani : the warmth of Naples and the wit of Paris -- Friedrich Melchior Grimm and the Strabismus of the Enlightenment -- William Beckford : the author of Vathek -- Goya, the Marquesa de Santa Cruz, and William Beckford -- Louis-Antoine Caraccioli and "French Europe" -- Gustav III of Sweden : a Parisian from Stockholm -- A romance in "The cyclops's maw" : Hans Axel von Fersen and the "Austrian woman" -- Benjamin Franklin, Frenchmen, and Frenchwomen -- A United States ambassador to the rescue of Louis XVI : Gouveneur Morris -- A queen of England in partibus : Louise Maximilienne Caroline von Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany -- Charles-Joseph de Ligne : the last homme d'esprit -- An Enlightenment test site : Poland and its last king, Stanisław II Augustus Poniatowski.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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9781590173756 (pbk.)
1590173759 (pbk.)
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