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Author Melton, James Van Horn, 1952-

Title The rise of the public in Enlightenment Europe / James Van Horn Melton
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Series New approaches to European history ; 22
New approaches to European history ; 22
Contents Introduction: What is the public sphere? -- pt. 1. Politics and the rise of "public opinion": the cases of England and France: The peculiarities of the English -- Opacity and transparency: French political culture in the eighteenth century -- pt. 2. Readers, writers, and spectators: Reading publics: transformations of the literary public sphere -- Writing publics: eighteenth-century authorship -- From courts to consumers: theater publics -- pt. 3. Being sociable: Women in public: Enlightenment salons -- Drinking in public: taverns and coffeehouses -- Freemasonry: toward civil society
Summary In the New Approaches to European History series, this title provides an inter-disciplinary study of the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe. James Melton's lucid and accessible account will be of interest to students of social and political history, literary studies, political theory, and the history of women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil society -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- Europe.
Printing -- Social aspects -- Europe -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001025456
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