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Chardin’s Slowness

Pierre Saint-Amand

in The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the dialogue in Jean-Siméon Chardin's work between labor and leisure, between effort and laziness. Chardin is known as a painter of domestic interiors, a remarkable portraitist ... More


Missionaries, Travelers, and the Case of Jean Chardin

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Missionaries and travelers presented the earliest representations of Persia. Missionaries imagined the Safavid Shiite state as open to conversion to Christianity and an ally against the Sunni ... More


The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Pierre Saint-Amand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry—not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the ... More


Images of Mohammad Reza Beg: Fashioning the Ambassador

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Engravings of Mohammad Reza Beg were struck for his visit to France in 1715. Many of the images highlighted his foreign clothing and habits such as smoking and bathing, which in most cases were ... More


The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Susan Mokhberi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The Persian Mirror explores France’s preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats, and even ordinary Parisians were ... More


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