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    Talking pictures: sociability in the Eighteenth-Century British conversation piece

    Retford, Kate (2022) Talking pictures: sociability in the Eighteenth-Century British conversation piece. In: Mesplède, S. and Alayrac-Fielding, V. (eds.) Sociability Networks in Enlightenment Culture. Movements, Exchanges and Transfers. Transversales VIII. London, UK: Le Manuscrit. ISBN 9782304053531.

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    Book synopsis: This volume is the eighth in the Transversales series published by a group of researchers of different nationalities on the topic of sociability in France and Britain during the Enlightenment. The research focuses on the extent to which a new model of sociability emerged in these nations during this period, and the similarities and differences between the ways this model developed on each side of the Channel. The present volume looks at the circulation of these national models along the lines of familial, friendship, trading, scholarly or diplomatic networks which all foster forms of sociability based on convivial exchanges and the sharing and transmission of knowledge. In a geographical area that now extends across Europe and towards its colonies, this book sheds light on modes of transfer, exchange, reappropriation and hybridisation through a series of case studies that highlight not only the transnational nature of these networks, but also individual trajectories.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Kate Retford
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 16:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:19


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