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Reading La Rochefoucauld

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

Different critical approaches to La Rochefoucauld are summed up. The context in which the Maximes emerged is described: the failure of the aristocratic revolt known as the Fronde, La Rochefoucauld’s ... More


1652: The Cardinal, the Prince, and the Crisis of the 'Fronde'

David Parrott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198797463
eISBN:
9780191838828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797463.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

This book offers a re-evaluation of the last year of the Fronde—the political upheaval between 1648 and 1652—in the making of seventeenth-century France. In late December 1651 cardinal Mazarin defied ... More


Rethinking 1652

David Parrott

in 1652: The Cardinal, the Prince, and the Crisis of the Fronde

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198797463
eISBN:
9780191838828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797463.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

The first section of the chapter offers an overview of the historiography of the Fronde, looking at the evolution of different interpretations and emphases from the eighteenth century to the present ... More


The Barricades of the Fronde

Mark Traugott

in The Insurgent Barricade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266322
eISBN:
9780520947733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266322.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the early barricades through the great Parisian insurrection of 1648 that clearly established their recurrent character. It explains that the “Second Day of the Barricades” ... More


Acting Up: The Feminist Theatrics of Marguerite Durand

Mary Louise Roberts

in The New Biography: Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221406
eISBN:
9780520935310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221406.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Marguerite Durand was best known as the editor-in-chief of La Fronde, the women's daily paper of the fin de siècle, in founding which she set out to create a “feminist aesthetics.” Durand openly ... More


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