Hats Off, Gentlemen! Changing Arts of Communication in the Eighteenth Century

Penelope J. Corfield (Editor), Leonie Hannan (Editor)

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Abstract

These spirited research essays provide new views of the multifarious arts of communication in eighteenth-century Europe. Protocols were never static. Case-studies assess the interplay between tradition and innovation in interpersonal greetings (from hat-raising to the handshake) ; letter-writing ; literary creativity ; the role of theatre ; instruction across global cultures; and popular visual satire. A final overview looks beyond singular definitions such as ‘Enlightenment’ or ‘Modernity’ towards an era of sociocultural plurality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherHonoré Champion
Commissioning bodyInternational Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Number of pages346
ISBN (Print)9782745344366
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameETUDES INTERNATIONALES SUR LE 18E SIECLE
PublisherHonoré Champion

Keywords

  • Eighteenth century
  • Communication
  • letter-writing
  • theatre
  • satire
  • Reading practices
  • Conversation

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