The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe / Edition 1

The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe / Edition 1

by James Van Horn Melton, Melton James Van Horn
     
 

James Melton's lucid and accessible 2001 study examines the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe.See more details below

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James Melton's lucid and accessible 2001 study examines the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe.

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ISBN-13:
9780521469692
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #23
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: what is the public sphere? Part I. Politics and the Rise of Public Opinion: The Cases of England and France: 1. The peculiarities of the English; 2. Opacity and transparency: French political culture in the eighteenth century; Part II. Readers, Writers and Spectators: 3. Reading publics: transformations of the literary public sphere; 4. Eighteenth century authorship; 5. From courts to consumers: theatre publics; Part III. Being Sociable: 6. Enlightenment salons; 7. Drinking in public: taverns and coffeehouses; 8. Freemasons; Conclusion.

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