The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660-1789 / Edition 1

The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660-1789 / Edition 1

by T. C. W. Blanning
     
 

In this fascinating new account of Old Regime Europe, T.C.W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the center to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's

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In this fascinating new account of Old Regime Europe, T.C.W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the center to the margins by the emergence of a new kind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most important cultural institutions developed in this space: the periodical, the newspaper, the novel, the lending library, the coffee house, the voluntary association, the journalist, and the critic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265619
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture
Overture
Representational Culture and the Public Sphere
The Nation
Part One: Representational Culture
1. Louis XIV and Versailles
2. The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy
3. The Status of the Artist
Part Two: The Rise of the Public Sphere
4. Communications
5. Markets
Part Three: Revolution
6. The Rise of the Nation
7. The British Way
8. The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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