The world of the salons : sociability and worldliness in eighteenth-century Paris /

"The world of the 18th century salon has long been lauded as a meritocratic setting where writers, philosophers, and women created the Enlightenment. Based on a thorough study of archival sources and using methodology derived from cultural history, social history, and the history of literature,...

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Main Author: Lilti, Antoine.
Format: Book
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. From the salon to the world : sociability and distinction
  • Sociability and hospitality
  • The worldly sphere
  • Men of letters and worldly sociability
  • Part II. News and opinion : the politics of high society
  • Word games : literature and sociability
  • Society's judgment and worldly opinion
  • Politics in the salon
  • Appendix.