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Ancients Against Moderns
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Joan DeJean, Professor Joan Dejean
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-03-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

As the end of the 20th century approaches, many predict that it will mirror the 19th-century decline into decadence. The author of this text finds a closer analogy with the culture wars of France in the 1690s - the time of a battle of the books known as the Quarrel
Love, Power, and Gender in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Bronwyn Reddan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Bronwyn Reddan challenges the idealization of fairy-tale romance as the ultimate happy ending by showing how the women writers who dominated the first French fairy-tale vogue, the conteuses, used the genre to critique the power dynamics of courtship and marriage.
The Past Is a Foreign Country – Revisited
Language: en
Authors: David Lowenthal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-01 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The past remains essential - and inescapable. A quarter-century after the publication of his classic account of man's attitudes to his past, David Lowenthal revisits how we celebrate, expunge, contest and domesticate the past to serve present needs. He shows how nostalgia and heritage now pervade every facet of public
Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: J.E. Force, R.H. Popkin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less
Mapping Discord
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Jeffrey N. Peters
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University of Delaware Press

Mapping Discord examines a series of allegorical maps published in France during the seventeenth century that cast in spatial terms a number of heated aesthetic and social debates. It discusses the convergence of map-making and literary creation in the context of early modern cartographic practice, and demonstrates that the unique