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.
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Commissioning body||International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies|
|Number of pages||346|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jan 2017|
|Name||ETUDES INTERNATIONALES SUR LE 18E SIECLE|
- Eighteenth century
- Reading practices