When the World Spoke French

When the World Spoke French

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During the eighteenth century, from the death of Louis XIV until the Revolution, French culture set the standard for all of Europe. In Sweden, Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Russia, and Germany, among kings and queens, diplomats, military leaders, writers, aristocrats, and artists, French was the universal language of politics and intellectual life. In When the World Spoke French, Marc Fumaroli presents a gallery of portraits of Europeans and Americans who conversed and corresponded in French, along with excerpts from their letters or other writings. --from publisher description.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2011
ISBN: 9781590173756
Branch Call Number: 440.9409 FUMAROLI
Characteristics: xxxi, 519 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard 1929-


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