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The Resource Versailles meets the Taj Mahal : François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France, Faith E. Beasley

Versailles meets the Taj Mahal : François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France, Faith E. Beasley

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Versailles meets the Taj Mahal : François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France
Title
Versailles meets the Taj Mahal
Title remainder
François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Faith E. Beasley
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Language
eng
Summary
"Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal identifies and explores the traces that exposure to India left on the cultural artifacts and mindset of France's "great century" and the early Enlightenment. Focusing on the salon of Marguerite de La Sablière and its encounter with the traveler and philosopher François Bernier, this book resurrects the conversations about India inspired by Bernier's travels and inscribed in his influential texts produced in collaboration with La Sablière's salon. The literary works, correspondences, and philosophical texts produced by the members of this eclectic salon bear the traces of this engagement with India. Faith E. Beasley's analysis of these conversations reveals France's unique engagement with India during this period and challenges prevailing images derived from a nineteenth-century "orientalism" imbued with colonialism. The India encountered in La Sablière's salon through François Bernier and others is not the colonized India that has come to dominate any image of the Orient. Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal adds a new chapter to literary and cultural history by adopting a new approach to the study of salon culture, exploring how texts, cultural artifacts, and patterns of thought were shaped by the collective reading and by the conversations emanating from these practices. Beasley's analysis highlights the unique role of French salon culture in the evolution of western thought during the early modern period."--
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Beasley, Faith Evelyn
Dewey number
840.9/004
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ245
LC item number
.B39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bernier, François
  • La Sablière, Marguerite de
  • French literature
  • Orientalism
  • Salons
  • Enlightenment
  • France
  • India
  • France
  • Bernier, François
  • La Sablière, Marguerite de
  • Bernier, François
  • Littérature française
  • Orientalisme
  • Salons littéraires
  • Siècle des Lumières
  • France
  • Inde
  • France
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Enlightenment
  • French literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Orientalism
  • Salons
  • France
  • India
  • 18.25 French literature
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Versailles meets the Taj Mahal : François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France, Faith E. Beasley
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-337) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Worldly Encounters : Communities and Conversation. "Un esprit extraordinaire" -- Food for Conversation: Bernier's Travels -- Conversing with/about Colbert -- Remapping the Mind : Landscapes and Cultural Relativism -- Salons, Seraglios, and Social Networking. Engaging the Salon Public : Bernier's Particular History -- Nur Jahan -- Jahanara and Raushanara : Mughal Models -- The Zenana : "Plus indispensable qu'on ne saurait presque croire" -- "Une canne des Indes fort extraordinaire" -- Dryden's Aureng-Zebe : A Different Conversation -- Penser autrement : Fables, Philosophy, and Diversity. Religious Diversity and French Thought -- Inspiring Thought : Bernier and Diversity -- La Fontaine : Deriving Wisdom from Diversity -- Fontenelle : A Conversation between and of Different Worlds -- Indian Taste, A Taste for India. Importing Taste : Le goût féminin et la guerre des étoffes -- Transforming Taste : Diamonds and Political Capital -- Directing Taste : Molière's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme -- Reflecting Grandeur : Mirroring India -- Afterword
Control code
1004576816
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502843
Lccn
2017486605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004576816
Label
Versailles meets the Taj Mahal : François Bernier, Marguerite de La Sablière, and enlightening conversations in seventeenth-century France, Faith E. Beasley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Worldly Encounters : Communities and Conversation. "Un esprit extraordinaire" -- Food for Conversation: Bernier's Travels -- Conversing with/about Colbert -- Remapping the Mind : Landscapes and Cultural Relativism -- Salons, Seraglios, and Social Networking. Engaging the Salon Public : Bernier's Particular History -- Nur Jahan -- Jahanara and Raushanara : Mughal Models -- The Zenana : "Plus indispensable qu'on ne saurait presque croire" -- "Une canne des Indes fort extraordinaire" -- Dryden's Aureng-Zebe : A Different Conversation -- Penser autrement : Fables, Philosophy, and Diversity. Religious Diversity and French Thought -- Inspiring Thought : Bernier and Diversity -- La Fontaine : Deriving Wisdom from Diversity -- Fontenelle : A Conversation between and of Different Worlds -- Indian Taste, A Taste for India. Importing Taste : Le goût féminin et la guerre des étoffes -- Transforming Taste : Diamonds and Political Capital -- Directing Taste : Molière's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme -- Reflecting Grandeur : Mirroring India -- Afterword
Control code
1004576816
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502843
Lccn
2017486605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1004576816

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