Enlightenment and tradition : women's studies : Montesquieu.

Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2007.
xi, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SVEC ; 2007:06.
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 0435-2866 ; 2007:06

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Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.
French literature -- 18th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- France.
France -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
France -- History -- 18th century.
I. The discursive culture: reaction and interaction, text and context: Introduction / Mark Darlow and Caroline Warman
Chain reactions in the 18th century: reading Racine, Marot and Horace / Russell Goulbourne
Anecdote in history: the case of Voltaire's Histoire de Charles XII / Wendy Trowbridge
Contemporary reactions to Jean-Georges Noverre's ballets d'action / Edward Nye
Fragonard and pastiche: the case of the Girl in Spanish costume at Dulwich / Melissa Percival
Chains of influence, chains of allusion: case studies of clandestine rhetoric in and around the Encyclopédie / Caroline Warman - 'Le grand oubli de Suzanne Simonin': a premature case of amnesia in Diderot's La Religieuse / Phoebe von Held
Illustrations as reactions: three nineteenth-century readings of La Nouvelle Héloïse / Ann Lewis
Reacting to the Revolution: the example of Marmontel and Mercier / Katherine Astbury
The role of the listener in the musical aesthetics of the Revolution / Mark Darlow
II. Woman's studies: Violence against actresses: evidence from Campardon and others / Jan Clarke
Lambert, Puisieux, Leprince de Beaumont, Epinay and the legacy of their educational manuals in the nineteenth century / Nadine Bérenguier
Challenging male violence and the double standard in the courts: the separation case of Dame D (Paris, 1788) / Mary Trouille
III. Montesquieu: Montesquieu et ses sources: Alexandre, l'empire perse, les Guèbres et l'irrigation (De l'esprit des lois X.13-14; XVIII.7) / Pierre Briant
IV. Language and culture: From the corruption of French to the cultural distinctiveness of German: the controversy over Prémontval's Préservatif (1759) / Avi S. Lifschitz
Reconsidering Peru: eighteenth-century translations of Graffigny's Lettres d'une Péruvienne / Jonathan Mallinson.
Text in English and French.
Includes bibliographical references.
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