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Author Fumaroli, Marc.
Title Quand l'Europe parlait francais. English
When the world spoke French / Marc Fumaroli ; translated from the French by Richard Howard.
Imprint New York : New York Review Books, [2011]
©2011

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PC3680.E85 F8613 2011    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PC3680.E85 F8613 2011    AVAILABLE  
Author Fumaroli, Marc.
Series New York review books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Subject French language -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- French influences.
Alt Name Howard, Richard, 1929-
Description xxxi, 519 pages ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published as Quand l'Europe parlait français by Éditions de Fallois.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment : the Abbé Conti and the Comte de Caylus -- A French Alcibiades and his English Plato : Anthony Hamilton and the Comte de Gramont -- An English Cicero in the France of Louis XIV : Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke -- The French Achilles of the Hapsburgs : Eugène, Prince of Savoy-Carignan -- Lelio and Marivaux -- Louis XV's condottiere : Herman-Maurice of Saxony, Marshal of France -- Frederick II and Voltaire -- Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Margravine of Bayreuth, sister of Frederick II -- Francesco Algarotti and Frederick II -- Charlotte-Sophie d'Aldenburg, Countess of Bentinck : "The Sévigné of Germany" -- The Parisian model seen from London : Lord Chesterfield, his son's tutor -- The Marquise du Deffand : From Voltaire to Walpole -- Catherine the Great : Voltaire's eminent correspondent -- Ekaterina Romanova Vorontsova, Princess of Dashkova : a Russian heroine at home and abroad -- The Abbé Galiani : the warmth of Naples and the wit of Paris -- Friedrich Melchior Grimm and the Strabismus of the Enlightenment -- William Beckford : the author of Vathek -- Goya, the Marquesa de Santa Cruz, and William Beckford -- Louis-Antoine Caraccioli and "French Europe" -- Gustav III of Sweden : a Parisian from Stockholm -- A romance in "The cyclops's maw" : Hans Axel von Fersen and the "Austrian woman" -- Benjamin Franklin, Frenchmen, and Frenchwomen -- A United States ambassador to the rescue of Louis XVI : Gouveneur Morris -- A queen of England in partibus : Louise Maximilienne Caroline von Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany -- Charles-Joseph de Ligne : the last homme d'esprit -- An Enlightenment test site : Poland and its last king, Stanisław II Augustus Poniatowski.
ISBN 9781590173756 (alk. paper)
1590173759 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 657270919
Table of Contents
 Prefacexi
 Introductionxv
1.Paris at the Dawn of the Enlightenment: The Abbe Conti and the Comte de Caylus1
2.A French Alcibiades and His English Plato: Anthony Hamilton and the Comte de Gramont34
3.An English Cicero in the France of Louis XIV: Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke55
4.The French Achilles of the Hapsburgs: Eugene, Prince of Savoy-Carignan70
5.Lelio and Marivaux86
6.Louis XV's Condottiere: Herman-Maurice of Saxony, Marshal of France97
7.Frederick II and Voltaire110
8.Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Margravine of Bayreuth, Sister of Frederick II125
9.Francesco Algarotti and Frederick II139
10.Charlotte-Sophie d'Aldenburg, Countess of Bentinck: "The Sevigne of Germany"159
11.The Parisian Model Seen from London: Lord Chesterfield, His Son's Tutor177
12.The Marquise du Deffand: From Voltaire to Walpole216
13.Catherine the Great: Voltaire's Eminent Correspondent240
14.Ekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova, Princess of Dashkova: A Russian Heroine at Home and Abroad258
15.The Abbe Galiani: The Warmth of Naples and the Wit of Paris268
16.Friedrich Melchior Grimm and the Strabismus of the Enlightenment279
17.William Beckford: The Author of Vathek298
18.Goya, the Marquesa de Santa Cruz, and William Beckford317
19.Louis-Antoine Caraccioli and "French Europe"336
20.Gustav III of Sweden: A Parisian from Stockholm364
21.A Romance in "The Cyclops's Maw": Hans Axel von Fersen and the "Austrian Woman"384
22.Benjamin Franklin, Frenchmen, and Frenchwomen393
23.A United States Ambassador to the Rescue of Louis XVI: Gouveneur Morris412
24.A Queen of England in Partibus: Louise Maximilienne Caroline von Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany428
25.Charles-Joseph de Ligne: The Last Homme d'Esprit448
26.An Enlightenment Test Site: Poland and Its Last King, Stanislaw II Augustus Poniatowski467
 Index501


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