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The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture

Old Regime Europe 1660-1789

The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture( )
Author: Blanning, T. C. W.
ISBN:978-0-19-822745-8
Publication Date:Feb 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $169.95
Book Description:

In this fascinating new account of Old Regime Europe, T.C.W. Blanning explores the cultural revolution which transformed eighteenth-century Europe. During this period the court culture exemplified by Louis XIV's Versailles was pushed from the centre to the margins by the emergence of a newkind of space - the public sphere. The author shows how many of the world's most important cultural institutions developed in this space: the periodical, the newspaper, the novel, the lending library,...
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