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Absolutist attachments : emotion, media, and absolutism in seventeenth-century France / Chloé Hogg.

Author/Creator:
Hogg, Chloé, author.
Publication:
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Rethinking the Early Modern.
Rethinking the early modern
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 276 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715.
Despotism -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Monarchy -- France -- History -- 17th century.
France -- Politics and government -- 17th century.
French literature -- 17th century -- Political aspects.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Despotism.
French literature -- Political aspects.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Monarchy.
Politics and government.
France.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
In Absolutist Attachments, Chloé Hogg uncovers the affective and media connections that shaped Louis XIV's absolutism. This book offers a view of another kind of absolutism--not the spectacular absolutism of an unbound king but the binding connections of his subjects--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Conversation with a king
Loving Alexander, or the emotions of absolutism
Interlude I: Sysigambis's desire (Scudéry)
Interlude II: Alexander's tears (Racine)
Media wars: emotion, information, and the passage of the Rhine
Feeling newsy: Donneau de Visé writes the Sun King's wars
Boileau's bad taste and the sieges of Namur, 1692-1695
The surgeon king: wounding and the body politic
Conclusion: a passion without a name.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780810139411
0810139413
9780810139428
0810139421
9780810139435
OCLC:
1041879116
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