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Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. This book brings these “accidents” to the surface, illuminating the ... More


The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when ... More


Golden Age

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars nostalgia progressively ceased to be a precise medical term and instead grew into a more capacious cultural category—a concept open to competing meanings. A ... More


The Midpoint of Life

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of “midpoint of life” through the lives and works of Dante, Petrarch, Friedrich Hölderlin, Goethe, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, Vittorio Alfieri, Friedrich Shiller, ... More


Napoleon Effects in Literature

Robert Morrissey

in The Economy of Glory: From Ancien Regime France to the Fall of Napoleon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226924588
eISBN:
9780226924595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924595.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène allows Napoleon to speak, as will Chateaubriand, from “beyond the tomb.” His death is that of a modern hero and its obscure glory is that of everyman. Napoleon’s epic ... More


{Epilogue}

Elizabeth Amann

in Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The first part of the epilogue identifies a series of traits shared by the five figures examined in the study. The second part explores how aspects of the revolutionary vision of dandyism reappear in ... More


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