Ethics And Politics In Seventeenth Century France
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Ethics And Politics In Seventeenth Century France

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ISBN-13:
9780859894661
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.1996
Seiten:
274
Gewicht:
534 g
Format:
157x236x29 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This collection of twenty essays, of which five are in French, written by leading English and French literary and historical scholars, deconstructs the ethical and political framework supporting and circumscribing the actions of a powerful elite in France between the early 1600s and the final years of Louis XIV's reign.
Derek Watts Derek Watts: A Bibliography Contributors Part I: The Ethics of Action Introduction, Elizabeth Woodrough 1. 'Alternative' Ethical Systems in France during the Grand Siecle, William D. Howarth 2. A Note on Lay Piety in the Early Seventeenth Century, John Cruickshank 3. Guez de Balzac: The Enduring Influence of Rome, Margaret McGowan 4. L'Image de la Ligue dans les Memoires du Cardinal de Retz, Simone Bertiere 5. The Political Testaments of Richelieu and La Rochefoucauld, Elizabeth Woodrough 6. Considerations morales et politiques autour d'Henri II de Montmorency: Une polyphonie discordante, Noemi Hepp 7. Medicine and Statecraft in the Memoires of the Cardinal de Retz, Colin Jones 8. The Fouquet-Colbert Rivalry and the 'Revolution' of 1661, Richard Bonney 9. Crescit ut aspicitur: Conde and the Reinterpretation of Heroism, 1650-1662, Mark Bannister 10. Love, Marriage and a Disputed Sentence in La Princesse de Cleves, John Campbell 11. Marie de Villars: A Political Woman?, Wendy Perkins 12. Ascendant et declinaison de la noblesse francaise dans le systeme de Boulainvilliers, Yves Coirault Part II: The Politics of Theatre 13. Corneille: Ethic and Polis, Henry Phillips 14. Sur l'echec des conjures dans La Mort de Seneque, Madeleine Bertaud 15. 'Le poids d'une couronne': The Dilemma of Monarchy in La Calprenede's Tragedies, Guy Snaith 16. African Temptresses and Roman Matrons: Female Roles on the Paris Stage, 1634-1643, David Clarke 17. How Quinault uses Political Commonplaces, William Brooks 18. Politics and Tragedy: The Case of the Earl of Essex, C.J. Gossip 19. 'Je commence a rougir': Shame, Self-Esteem and Guilt in the Presentation of Racine's Hippolyte, Edward Forman 20. L'influence de Louis XIV sur la vie litteraire: pour un bilan critique, Jean Rohou Index
This thought-provoking book deconstructs the ethical and political framework supporting and circumscribing the actions of a powerful elite in France between the early 1600s and the final years of Louis XIV's reign. It contains major essays on Richelieu, Retz, La Rochefoucauld, Conde, Fouquet and a range of dramatists. Leading British and French specialists offer a radical reassessment of the absolute values on which was founded the authority of the established church and the King. Discussion of the twin themes of the book is divided into two parts, in acknowledgment of the equal importance accorded in this study to the fact of history and to the virtual reality of dramatic representation.