Africa And France

Author: Dominic Richard David Thomas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006694
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This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theater, literature, and even museum construction. Dominic Thomas's analysis unravels the complex cultural and political realities of long-standing mobility between Africa and Europe. Thomas questions the attempt to place strict limits on what it means to be French or European and offers a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness.

Encyclopedia Of The Enlightenment

Author: Michel Delon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959986
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Political Economy Of Virtue

Author: John Shovlin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801474187
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Political economy, John Shovlin asserts, can illuminate the social and economic contexts out of which a revolutionary impulse developed in France. Beyond the role of political economy in political life, massive public engagement with problems of economic order mediated an enduring cultural transformation. Economic activity was reimagined as a patriotic pursuit, and economic agents—farmers, merchants, and manufacturers—came to be viewed as potential citizens. Drawing on hundreds of political economic tracts published in France between the 1740s and the early nineteenth century, Shovlin shows how mid-level French elites (magistrates, clerics, lawyers, soldiers, landed gentlemen) sought to balance their interests and values with the need to regenerate a nation that had seemingly entered a period of decline. In their view, France's moral, political, and economic power depended not simply on expanding the national wealth but also on reviving civic spirit. The "political economy of virtue" held that luxury was the cause of the nation's economic and moral degeneration. When the monarchy failed to reform its political economic structures in the 1760s and 1770s, mid-level elites sought to eliminate the stranglehold of the plutocracy. Shovlin argues that the Revolution grew out of a debate on how to establish a commercial society capable of fostering both wealth and virtue, and the revolutionaries sought to create such a society by destroying the institutions that channeled modern wealth into the hands of courtiers and financiers.

Scholars In Action 2 Vols

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004243917
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In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.

Dictionnaire Anglais Fran Ais

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877791669
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A French-English dictionary with French-Canadian terms and essential French vocabulary.

Early Music History

Author: Iain Fenlon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521104357
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Early Music History is devoted to the study of music from the early Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. It demands the highest standards of scholarship from its contributors, all of whom are leading academics in their fields. It gives preference to studies pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and to those developing novel methodological ideas. The scope is exceptionally broad and includes manuscript studies, textual criticism, iconography, studies of the relationship between words and music and the relationship between music and society. Articles in volume ten include: Machaut's motet 15 and the Roman de la Rose: the literary context of Amours qui a le pouoir/Faus Samblant m' a deceii/Vidi Dominum; Giulo de' Medici's music books; Parisian nobles, a Scottish princess and the woman's voice in late medieval song.