Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe
Education, Sociability, and Governance
Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe
€ 85,00
ISBN:
9789462984714
Release date:
15-02-2018
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
232
Editor:
Vladislav Rjéoutski, Willem Frijhoff
Series:
Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe
This multinational collection of essays challenges the traditional image of a monolingual Ancient Regime in Enlightenment Europe, both East and West. Its archival research explores the important role played by selective language use in social life and in the educational provisions in the early constitution of modern society. A broad range of case studies show how language was viewed and used symbolically by social groups“ranging from the nobility to the peasantry“to develop, express, and mark their identities.