Francophilia in English Society, 1748-1815 (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2000
Antall sider: 229
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333764848
Kategori: Sosialantropologi og Kulturhistorie
Omtale Francophilia in English Society, 1748-1815
This book examines the impact of French society on English culture in the second half of the eighteenth century. In an age when many historians suggest the inexorable rise of the middle classes was being driven forward by industrialization, the English aristocracy stood apart from the trend towards commercial respectability, and revelled in all that was best in cosmopolitan fashion and ideas. Welcoming the French Revolution as a re-enactment of 1688, they watched aghast as their world descended into the Terror, and the onslaught of Bonaparte.

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