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Introduction

Butterwick Richard

in Poland’s Last King and English Culture

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207016
eISBN:
9780191677441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207016.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On 14 February 1995, after almost two centuries, King Stanislaw August Poniatowski has been laid to rest in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Warsaw. By failing to throw himself on his sword or ... More


Managing toward Consensus: Bignon, Fontenelle, and the Creation of the Pax Analytica in France

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 10 shows how the battle over analytical mechanics was concluded in favor of Varignon and his science, and how it became an accepted and established academic science in France largely through ... More


Family Memories, Family Secrets

Daniela Berghahn

in Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whereas memories are the family’s public face, secrets are its dark underbelly, the shameful events that have been ruthlessly edited out. The first part of this chapter uses Pierre Nora, Marianne ... More


Commynes on Kingship1

Joël Blanchard

in War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236955
eISBN:
9781846314421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236955.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the power and exercise of kingship by analysing the ideas of the French writer and diplomat Philippe de Commynes. Unlike most of his contemporaries, who accorded almost divine ... More


The Strange Case of Carlo Goldoni

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter studies how Goldoni created himself as an author and glorious ‘phénomène’, and reinforced this image through his personal and autobiographical writings. It locates the inception of his ... More


The Mémoires and Their Legacy

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers how the whole Parisian period is presented in the Mémoires. It examines which elements of Goldoni’s French career are discussed, and identifies a refrain of failure despite the ... More


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