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- DescriptionIn the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Geneva was a major crossroads for European cultural exchanges. Its complex linguistic environment, growing anglophilia, rewned philosophical and religious heritage, and increasing stature in the new sciences, made this small city into a market-place for ideas and information as well as for watches and wheat. The foundation in 1796 of a Bibliotheque britannique, which would itself become a formidable encyclopedia of scientific, literary and agromic kwledge, characterises Geneva's role as cultural agent. This was celebrated in September 1996 at Dartington in England when an international group of scholars met to examine the Bibliotheque britannique's historical role, its dissemination of the works of Jeremy Bentham and Jane Austen, and to place its achievements within a broader context. The papers selected for publication examine t only the Bibliotheque britannique but also the role of contemporary moralising and didactic literature, women's reading and their writings, the interplay of influences in the world of science, the eighteenth-century world of journalism and journalists, and the all-pervasive impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Geneva's polymathic son, upon thought, botany, music, and his own posterity.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Until 1993 David Bickerton taught French at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the history of the Anglo-French periodical press, the French Enlightenment and the use of New Technologies in language learning. Since then he has been Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Plymouth with a growing research focus on French corpus linguistics (1750-1850), historical translation and contemporary education. Judith Proud gained her Ph.D. in French at the University of Exeter before joining the University of Wales, Swansea. Since 1995 she has been Principal Lecturer in French at the University of Plymouth. Much of her early work focused on 18th-century press history, with more recent research embracing the literature and theatre of the period. She has also published on propaganda in the 20th century, notably on Vichy propaganda targeting young audiences.
- Author(s)David Bickerton,Judith K. Proud
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/07/1999
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published1999
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Note3 ill.
- Weight350 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byDavid Bickerton,Editors,Judith K. Proud
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