Readers intersted in history, and in development of the modern sensibility, should relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This third in popular five-volume series celebrates the emergence of individualism and the manifestatioons of a burgeoning self-consciousness over three centuries.
Georges Duby, a member of the Academie Francaise, is Professor of Medieval History at the College de France. Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.
Introduction by Philippe Aries 1. Figures of Modernity by Yves Castan, Fran ois Lebrun, Roger Chartier Introduction by Roger Chartier Politics and Private Life The Two Reformations: Communal Devotion and Personal Piety The Practical Impact of Writing 2. Forms of Privatization by Jacques Revel, Orest Ranum, Jean-Louis Flandrin, Jacques Gelis, Madelaine Foisil, Jean Marie Goulemot Introduction by Roger Chartier The Uses of Civility The Refuges of Intimacy Distinction through Taste The Child: From Anonymity to Individuality The Literature of Intimacy Literary Practices: Publicizing the Private 3. Community, State, and Family: Trajectories and Tensions by Nicole Castan, Maurice Aymard, Alain Collomp, Daniel Fabre, Arlette Farge Introduction by Roger Chartier The Public and the Private Friends and Neighbors Families: Habitations and Cohabitations Families: Privacy versus Custom The Honor and Secrecy of Families Epilogue by Roger Chartier Notes Bibliography Credits Index
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