This book recast the import of Mme de Pompadour as a political and artistic patron at the court of Versailles in mid eighteenth century France. Her visual record is lush and archival and printed sources demonstrate the degree to which she dazzled and enlightened culture, leaver her considerable imprint on pre-revolutionary France.
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About the Author
Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley is assistant professor of European history at New Jersey City University.
Table of Contents
1 Acknowledgements 2 List of Figures 3 Introduction 4 Chapter 1. The Hunt for Jeanne-Antoinette de Pompadour: Beyond The Toilet of Venus 5 Chapter 2. Pompadour at the Court of Versailles 6 Chapter 3. Pompadour and Diplomacy 7 Chapter 4. Pompadour and Artistic Patronage 8 Chapter 5. Pompadour in a Culture of Enlightenment 9 Chapter 6. The Pompadour Paradox 10 Conclusion 11 Bibliography 12 About the Author