James Melton's lucid and accessible 2001 study examines the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe.
Meet the Author
More from this Author
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.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >