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Louis XIV and Versailles

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter details the political and cultural transformation which occurred in France during the middle decades of the 17th century as exemplified by the tale of two bedrooms of King Louis XIV — ... More


Paris, the City Unfolded

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0041
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author resolves to return to India and describes his proposed route, his departure from London, and disappointment with Dover. He also presents an account of his journey to Paris and comments on ... More


The Rhapsody in Blue (1924)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

About the time that Sweet Little Devil went into rehearsal, Gershwin started work on a composition—the Rhapsody in Blue—for Paul Whiteman and his Palais Royal Orchestra, a piece which became an ... More


Gallantries: The Literature of Sexual Worldliness under the Restoration

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Œuvres galantes, erotic but not sexually explicit works of broadly satirical character, were published, sold, and often set within a very special space: the Palais-Royal in Paris, a sexual and ... More


Life in Paris before the Revolution

Timothy Tackett

in The Glory and the Sorrow: A Parisian and His World in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197557389
eISBN:
9780197557419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197557389.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter describes Colson’s life and his neighborhood in Paris before the Revolution, prefiguring how this experience would impact both during the Revolution. It describes the rooms in which ... More


The World Changes

Timothy Tackett

in The Glory and the Sorrow: A Parisian and His World in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197557389
eISBN:
9780197557419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197557389.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter follows the progressive politicization of Colson and his neighbors during the so-called pre-Revolutionary period (1787–89), taking note of the extent to which he and they were taken ... More


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