Engendering the republic of letters : reconnecting public and private spheres in eighteenth-century Europe /
Susan Dalton.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2003.
ix, 206 p. ; 24 cm.
0773526188 :
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2003.
0773526188 :
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-201) and index.
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"An evocative contribution to studies of the place of women in the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters." David Higgs, Department of History, University of Toronto"Dalton enters into a dialogue with contemporary critics on a number of subjects of current interest, calling into question several widely accepted notions. In highlighting the role of 'private' correspondence in the 'public' sphere, she demonstrates clearly the artificiality of the theoretical division between the public and private spheres, and offers new insights into the manner in which women's history can be studied and understood." Jo-Ann McEachern, Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
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Susan Dalton analyses the life of four of the most famous salon women in France and the Venetian republic in the late 18th century - Julie de Lespinasse, Marie-Jeanne Roland, Giustina Renier Michiel and Elisabetta Mosconi Contarini.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
Elite Women in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 11
"The Most Excellent Men of the Century": Julie de Lespinasse and Friendship in the Republic of Lettersp. 34
Marie-Jeanne Roland, Woman Patriotp. 55
"Forging News According to Everyone's Divergent Passions": Guistina Renier Michiel in Venicep. 75
Elisabetta Mosconi Contarini: Veronese Matriarch and Woman of Lettersp. 98
Conclusionp. 122
Notesp. 130
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 203
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