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A Colonial Affair
Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
Danna Agmon



The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden
Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York
John M. Dixon
The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden traces the life and ideas of this fascinating and controversial "gentleman-scholar." John M. Dixon's lively and accessible account explores the overlapping ideological, social, and political worlds of this earliest of New York intellectuals.



Vico's "New Science"
A Philosophical Commentary
Donald Phillip Verene
Written by the noted Vico scholar Donald Phillip Verene, this commentary can be read as an introduction to Vico's thought or it can be employed as a guide to the comprehension of specific sections of the New Science.



Becoming Bourgeois
Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670–1880
Christopher H. Johnson
Becoming Bourgeois traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public administration, and intellectual pursuits over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Surprise
The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen
Christopher R. Miller
Christopher R. Miller studies the shift in the cultural meaning of "surprise" in 18th-century England from connoting violent attack to encompassing pleasurable experience, and from external event to internal feeling.



Brotherly Love
Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France
Kenneth Loiselle
Kenneth Loiselle not only examines the place of friendship in eighteenth-century French society and culture but also contributes to the history of emotions and masculinity.



Music and the City
Musical Cultures and Urban Societies in the Southern Netherlands and Beyond, c.1650–1800
This book contributes to a more effective understanding of music in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century urban societies in the southern Netherlands and beyond.



Erotic Exchanges
The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
Nina Kushner
Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. Kushner’s primary sources include thousands of folio pages of dossiers and other documents generated by the Paris police.



Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of Fugue"
Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory
Ewald Demeyere
This book, by a leading Bach performer, is designed to provide a practical guide to the performance of the "Art of Fugue."



The French Revolution in Global Perspective
Situating the French Revolution in the context of early modern globalization for the first time, this book offers a new approach to understanding its international origins and worldwide effects.



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