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Questions of Interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves

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People are so divided about La Princesse de Clèves\' they\'re ready to devour each other.\' So reported Mme de Lafayette, to whom his landmark of French f ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051839500
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 249
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: People are so divided about La Princesse de Clèves' they're ready to devour each other.' So reported Mme de Lafayette, to whom his landmark of French fiction is traditionally attributed, when it first appeared in 1678. Over three centuries the initial divisions have widened into large areas of critical disagreement. Questions of interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves' outlines the main areas of controversy and confronts the radically divergent critical responses that have been made with the witness of the text itself. Without seeking to advance easy solutions, it suggests plausible readings and possible approaches in the light of the evidence provided by language and ideas more uncertain and ambiguous than might at first appear. Offering as it does a wide-ranging review of recent critical opinion and providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographical tool at present available, this important new work is an invaluable tool for all readers and students of this famous novel.


Revue des Deux Mondes XLIX Annee-Troisieme Periode.

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  • L'auteur : Revue des Deux Mondes XLIX Annee-Troisieme Periode
  • Editeur: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5873279624
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar

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Ukrainian dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar (1905-86) is recognized both as the modernizer of French ballet in the twentieth century and as the keeper o ...

  • L'auteur : Mark Franko
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0197503357
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ukrainian dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar (1905-86) is recognized both as the modernizer of French ballet in the twentieth century and as the keeper of the flame of the classical tradition upon which the glory of French ballet was founded. Having migrated to France from Russia in 1923 to join Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Lifar was appointed star dancer and ballet director at the Paris Opéra in 1930. Despite being rather unpopular with the French press at the start of his appointment, Lifar came to dominate the Parisian dance scene-through his publications as well as his dancing and choreography-until the end of the Second World War, reaching the height of his fame under the German occupation of Paris (1940-44). Rumors of his collaborationism having remained inconclusive throughout the postwar era, Lifar retired in 1958. This book not only reassesses Lifar's career, both aesthetically and politically, but also provides a broader reevaluation of the situation of dance-specifically balletic neoclassicism-in the first half of the twentieth century. The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar is the first book not only to discuss the resistance to Lifar in the French press at the start of his much-mythologized career, but also the first to present substantial evidence of Lifar's collaborationism and relate it to his artistic profile during the preceding decade. In examining the political significance of the critical discussion of Lifar's body and technique, author Mark Franko provides the ground upon which to understand the narcissistic and heroic images of Lifar in the 1930s as prefiguring the role he would play in the occupation. Through extensive archival research into unpublished documents of the era, police reports, the transcript of his postwar trial and rarely cited newspaper columns Lifar wrote, Franko reconstructs the dancer's political activities, political convictions, and political ambitions during the Occupation.


The Life of Madame Necker

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Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature o ...

  • L'auteur : Sonja Boon
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131732367X
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker’s life – her debilitating, decades-long psychic and somatic suffering and subsequent curious death.


The Place of Exile

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At once political institution, lived experience, and discursive figure, exile defined Louis XIV's absolutist France. The Place of Exile connects the moveme ...

  • L'auteur : Juliette Cherbuliez
  • Editeur: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838756034
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 282
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: At once political institution, lived experience, and discursive figure, exile defined Louis XIV's absolutist France. The Place of Exile connects the movements of both people and books through and around this absolutist territory in order to understand the deliberate construction of real and imagined marginal cultures. Four case studies of everyday, sociable writing called leisure literature guide us through an ever-widening territory of disaffection and alienation, from the center of absolutism at Louis XIV's first court to Europe's international communities of refugees.


From Rhetoric to Aesthetics: Wit and Esprit in the English and French Theoretical Writings of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries

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Práce se zabývá především anglickým termínem wit v jeho moderním i historickém kontextu. Dále se zabývá literárními a estetickými důsledky ...

  • L'auteur : Klára Bicanová
  • Editeur: Masarykova univerzita
  • ISBN: 8021082305
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Nombre de pages: 154
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Práce se zabývá především anglickým termínem wit v jeho moderním i historickém kontextu. Dále se zabývá literárními a estetickými důsledky pojmů wit a esprit a jejich použitím v teoretických spisech několika kritiků v období raně moderní Anglie a Francie. Práce má dva hlavní cíle. Prvním cílem je přehodnocení anglického pojmu wit, který je dnes považován za poněkud zastaralý výrazový prostředek historických poetických systémů a prezentovat jej jako životaschopnou a užitečnou součást současného uměleckého diskurzu. Druhým cílem této práce je poskytnout srovnávací výklad raně moderních anglických a francouzských teoretických textů zabývající se termíny wit a esprit.


Former Leaders in Modern Democracies

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What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the ...

  • L'auteur : K. Theakston,J. de Vries,Jouke de Vries
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137265310
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 254
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the end of their constitutionally-fixed term, lost the backing of their party, or chosen to leave? This book analyses the role and political influence of former leaders in Western democratic states.


Ottoman Empire and European Theatre V

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The book series "Ottomania" researches cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and Europe, with the performing arts as its focus. The fifth volume of ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Hüttler,Hans Ernst Weidinger
  • Editeur: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag
  • ISBN: 399012076X
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 328
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The book series "Ottomania" researches cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and Europe, with the performing arts as its focus. The fifth volume of the sub-series Ottoman Empire and European Theatre focuses on The Turkish Subject in Ballet and Dance from the seventeenth century to the time of Christoph W. Gluck (1714-1787). The Turkish theme was a popular topic on European ballet stages throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and most influential choreographers had 'Turkish' ballets in their repertoire. Taking as its departure point Ch. W. Gluck and Gasparo Angiolini (1741-1803), succesful composer and choreographer of ballets at the French theatre in Vienna, this publication discusses the topic from a historical perspective, presents new findings, and introduces the latest scholarly achievements of the research field. Contributions by Emre Aracı, Bruce Alan Brown, David Chataignier, Sibylle Dahms, Vera Grund, Bert Gstettner, Bent Holm, Michael Hüttler, Evren Kutlay, Dóra Kiss, Laura Naudeix, Strother Purdy, Katalin Rumpler, Käthe Springer-Dissmann, Dirk Van Waelderen, Hans Ernst Weidinger


Heterodoxy, Spinozism, and Free Thought in Early-Eighteenth-Century Europe

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'the oldest biography of Spinoza', La Vie de Mr. Spinosa, which in the manuscript copies is often followed by L'Esprit de M. Spinosa. Margaret Jacob, in he ...

  • L'auteur : Silvia Berti,Françoise Charles-Daubert,R.H. Popkin
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401587353
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 532
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 'the oldest biography of Spinoza', La Vie de Mr. Spinosa, which in the manuscript copies is often followed by L'Esprit de M. Spinosa. Margaret Jacob, in her Radical Enlightenment, contended that the Traite was written by a radical group of Freemasons in The Hague in the early eighteenth century. Silvia Berti has offered evidence it was written by Jan Vroesen. Various discussions in the early eighteenth century consider many possi ble authors from the Renaissance onwards to whom the work might be attributed. The Trois imposteurs has attracted quite a bit of recent attention as one of the most significant irreligious clandestine writings available in the Enlightenment, which is most important for understanding the develop ment of religious scepticism, radical deism, and even atheism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Scholars for the last couple of decades have been trying to assess when the work was actually written or compiled and by whom. In view of the widespread distribution of manu scripts of the work all over Europe, they have also been seeking to find out who was influenced by the work, and what it represented for its time. Hitherto unknown manuscripts are being turned up in public and private libraries all over Europe and the United States.


Music and the Language of Love

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Simple songs or airs, in which a male poetic voice either seduces or excoriates a female object, were an influential vocal genre of the French Baroque era. ...

  • L'auteur : Catherine Gordon-Seifert
  • Editeur: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253000858
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 408
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Simple songs or airs, in which a male poetic voice either seduces or excoriates a female object, were an influential vocal genre of the French Baroque era. In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary study, Catherine Gordon-Seifert analyzes the style of airs, which was based on rhetorical devices of lyric poetry, and explores the function and meaning of airs in French society, particularly the salons. She shows how airs deployed in both text and music an encoded language that was in sensuous contrast to polite society's cultivation of chaste love, strict gender roles, and restrained discourse.


Lecture Economique de l'Histoire du Japon

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Cet ouvrage s’adresse aux étudiants suivant un programme d’études en langue ou commerce japonais, ou encore au lecteur averti intéressé par l’His ...

  • L'auteur : Philippe Huysveld
  • Editeur: Philippe Huysveld - GBMC
  • ISBN: 1291855440
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 75
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cet ouvrage s’adresse aux étudiants suivant un programme d’études en langue ou commerce japonais, ou encore au lecteur averti intéressé par l’Histoire et l’Economie du Japon. Le Japon de 2014 se trouve à la croisée de nombreux défis de taille, qui sont abordés succinctement en fin de livre. Trois ans après le « tsunami » meurtrier de la région de « Tohoku », où en est le processus de reconstruction ? Le nucléaire va-t-il être remplacé par les Energies Renouvelables ? Comment le pays va-t-il faire face aux défis démographiques ? Le Japon est-il toujours un pays Innovateur ? En préparant un cours, l’auteur s’est aperçu qu’il y avait, surtout en langue anglaise, assez bien de livres sur l’Histoire et l'Economie du Japon en général, surtout après 1945, mais très... Plus > peu de livres récents se concentrant sur une lecture (purement) économique de l’Histoire entière du Japon. Malheureusement, il y a encore moins de choix en langue française. D’où, sans doute, la pertinence de cet ouvrage! Keywords: Japan, Japon, Economie du Japon, Japanese Economy, Histoire du Japon, Japanese History, Lecture Economique, Histoire Economique, Economic History, Commercer avec le Japon, Doing Business with Japan, Commercer au Japon, Doing Business in Japan, Faire des Affaires au Japon, Emploi à vie, Life Employment, Innovation au Japon, les Japonais, the Japanese


Ensemblance

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Esprit de corps has played a significant role in the cultural and political history of the last 300 years. Through several historical case studies, Luis de ...

  • L'auteur : de Miranda Luis de Miranda
  • Editeur: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474454216
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 296
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Esprit de corps has played a significant role in the cultural and political history of the last 300 years. Through several historical case studies, Luis de Miranda shows how this phrase acts as a combat concept with a clear societal impact. He also reveals how interconnected, yet distinct, French, English and American modern intellectual and political thought is. In the end, this is a cautionary analysis of past and current ideologies of ultra-unified human ensembles, a recurrent historical and theoretical fabulation the author calls 'ensemblance'.


The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque

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Few periods in history are so fundamentally contradictory as the Baroque, the culture flourishing from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries in ...

  • L'auteur : John D. Lyons
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019067847X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 856
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Few periods in history are so fundamentally contradictory as the Baroque, the culture flourishing from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries in Europe. When we hear the term âBaroque,â the first images that come to mind are symmetrically designed gardens in French chateaux, scenic fountains in Italian squares, and the vibrant rhythms of a harpsichord. Behind this commitment to rule, harmony, and rigid structure, however, the Baroque also embodies a deep fascination with wonder, excess, irrationality, and rebellion against order. The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque delves into this contradiction to provide a sweeping survey of the Baroque not only as a style but also as a historical, cultural, and intellectual concept. With its thirty-eight chapters edited by leading expert John D. Lyons, the Handbook explores different manifestations of Baroque culture, from theatricality in architecture and urbanism to opera and dance, from the role of water to innovations in fashion, from mechanistic philosophy and literature to the tension between religion and science. These discussions present the Baroque as a broad cultural phenomenon that arose in response to the enormous changes emerging from the sixteenth century: the division between Catholics and Protestants, the formation of nation-states and the growth of absolutist monarchies, the colonization of lands outside Europe and the mutual impact of European and non-European cultures. Technological developments such as the telescope and the microscope and even greater access to high-quality mirrors altered mankindâs view of the universe and of human identity itself. By exploring the Baroque in relation to these larger social upheavals, this Handbook reveals a fresh and surprisingly modern image of the Baroque as a powerful response to an epoch of crisis.


Vie morale et croissance dans le Christ

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  • L'auteur : Ca Bernard,C. A. Bernard
  • Editeur: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 9788876522222
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Fabulous Identities

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Fabulous Identities revises traditional interpretations of the fairy-tale vogue which was dominated by salon women in the last decade of the French sevente ...

  • L'auteur : Patricia Hannon
  • Editeur: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042005228
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 226
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1372
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Détails: Fabulous Identities revises traditional interpretations of the fairy-tale vogue which was dominated by salon women in the last decade of the French seventeenth century. This study of women's tale narratives is set into an investigation of how aristocratic identity was transformed by political and social realignments forced by royal absolutism or ambitious materialism. Women's distinctive contributions to the genre are defined by drawing upon various texts that articulated the century's moral, cultural, and aesthetic values, as well as upon contemporary critical perspectives including seventeenth-century historical and cultural studies. Caught up in the philosophical, political and social controversy over woman's nature, seventeenth-century women writers benefited from salon culture and their access to writing through the literary genres of fairy tales and novels, to explore new identities and expand representations of subjectivity. Women's tales can be seen as a theater for staging an authorial persona at odds with their portrait as presented in male-authored didactic treatises and in the fairy tales of Charles Perrault. At a time when the pressures of social conformity weighed heavily upon them, the conteuses highlight through metamorphosis the affective dimension together with its impact on evolving notions of personal autonomy.


Authority and Sexuality in Early Modern Burgundy (1550-1730)

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A sociocultural analysis of the relationships among law, religion, and sexual morality in Burgundy during the Catholic Reformation, this book is divided in ...

  • L'auteur : James R. Farr
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195358384
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A sociocultural analysis of the relationships among law, religion, and sexual morality in Burgundy during the Catholic Reformation, this book is divided into two, interrelated parts: the world of prescription and the world of practice. The first part examines the construction of authority, focusing primarily upon Burgundy's dominant elite legal community. The second part of the book examines the deployment of authority, and its appropriation by French men and women. The new moral order focused on sexuality and the imposition of this order involved a legal contest over the disposition of bodies, both male and female, be they priests, courting couples, victims of seduction or rape, or prostitutes. James Farr's book offers an unusually fertile approach to study the link between sexuality and criminality.


Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

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With this Festschrift, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) is starting a tradition of honoring Arab scholars and practitioners who promot ...

  • L'auteur : Mohamed Abdel Raouf,Philippe Leboulanger
  • Editeur: Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • ISBN: 9041160639
  • Genre: Law
  • Nombre de pages: 658
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1744
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Détails: With this Festschrift, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) is starting a tradition of honoring Arab scholars and practitioners who promote international arbitration and international law. Over the last few decades, international arbitration institutions and international law societies have generously acknowledged the work of leading scholars and practitioners from the region. The time has come, however, for these individuals to be honored by institutions within the region. It should come as no surprise that the BCDR-AAA is dedicating this first Festschrift to Professor Dr. Ahmed El-Kosheri. His immense contributions to international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration, and international law more broadly, as well as his significant influence on a generation of lawyers and students from the Arab region and beyond, fully justify this choice. As a testament to Dr. El-Kosheri's remarkable career, broad intellectual horizons and extensive geographical reach, the Festschrift includes contributions from forty-six authors-judges, arbitrators, practitioners and scholars-representing twenty-one nationalities from the Middle East, North and Western Africa, East Asia, Europe, and North and South America, who wrote on topics as diverse as international arbitration and ADR mechanisms, international investment law, public international law (including international administrative law), and private international law in Arabic, English, and French. One can hardly think of another Arab figure who has done more than Dr. El-Kosheri to strengthen international law while bridging legal-cultural divides between the Arab region and the rest of the world. He will undoubtedly continue to inspire many generations to come.


Fiction fantastique

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Cinq ans ont passé. Et j’ai compris la vérité la plus importante “Tant que vous nourrissez les Esprits, ils ont besoin de vous!”Les pensées devie ...

  • L'auteur : Dracula Oracle
  • Editeur: Litres
  • ISBN: 5041753334
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cinq ans ont passé. Et j’ai compris la vérité la plus importante “Tant que vous nourrissez les Esprits, ils ont besoin de vous!”Les pensées deviennent éclairées et les jeux de pensées inutiles disparaissent de ma tête.Un moyen simple de nourrir les esprits, de divertir les gens. Pas lié à eux, littéralement, les premiers venus. Plus ces personnes ressentent des émotions sincères, plus votre parfum sera rempli et plus votre tête sera lumineuse.


Cherchez la femme

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Throughout history, the most fundamental values at the basis of societal organization and culture were determined and sanctified almost exclusively by men ...

  • L'auteur : Erika Fülöp,Adrienne Angelo
  • Editeur: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443831123
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 299
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1815
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Détails: Throughout history, the most fundamental values at the basis of societal organization and culture were determined and sanctified almost exclusively by men—including the values traditionally associated with women, such as corporeal beauty, purity, motherhood, or empathy. However, from ancient times, and increasingly toward the end of the second millennium, women have succeeded in finding ways to overcome such limits and have made their contributions to the revision of values and to the establishment of new ones. Cherchez la femme offers a selection of essays inquiring into the nature of aesthetic, linguistic, cultural, and social values created, informed, or reformed by women in the French-speaking world, as well as studies on how the discourse of (male) power used female figures to strengthen its own position. With topics ranging in time from Semiramis’s ancient legend to today, and in space from Québec to Haiti, metropolitan France, and New Caledonia, the volume shares the richness and fruitfulness of the female perspective in art, culture, theory, and political action.


Musical Voices of Early Modern Women

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Recent scholarship has offered a veritable landslide of studies about early modern women, illuminating them as writers, thinkers, midwives, mothers, in con ...

  • L'auteur : Thomasin LaMay
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351916270
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 470
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1675
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Détails: Recent scholarship has offered a veritable landslide of studies about early modern women, illuminating them as writers, thinkers, midwives, mothers, in convents, at home, and as rulers. Musical Voices of Early Modern Women adds to the mix of early modern studies a volume that correlates women's musical endeavors to their lives, addressing early modern women's musical activities across a broad spectrum of cultural events and settings. The volume takes as its premise the notion that while women may have been squeezed to participate in music through narrower doors than their male peers, they nevertheless did so with enthusiasm, diligence, and success. They were there in many ways, but as women's lives were fundamentally different and more private than men's were, their strategies, tools, and appearances were sometimes also different and thus often unstudied in an historical discipline that primarily evaluated men's productivity. Given that, many of these stories will not necessarily embrace a standard musical repertoire, even as they seek to expand canonical borders. The contributors to this collection explore the possibility of a larger musical culture which included women as well as men, by examining early modern women in "many-headed ways" through the lens of musical production. They look at how women composed, assuming that compositional gender strategies may have been used differently when applied through her vision; how women were composed, or represented and interpreted through music in a larger cultural context, and how her presence in that dialog situated her in social space. Contributors also trace how women found music as a means for communicating, for establishing intellectual power, for generating musical tastes, and for enhancing the quality of their lives. Some women performed publicly, and thus some articles examine how this impacted on their lives and families. Other contributors inquire about the economics of music and women, and how in different situations some women may have been financially empowered or even in control of their own money-making. This collection offers a glimpse at women from home, stage, work, and convent, from many classes and from culturally diverse countries - including France, Spain, Italy, England, Austria, Russia, and Mexico - and imagines a musical history centered in the realities of those lives.


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