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  • Author:
    Sophia Rosenfeld
  • ISBN:
    0804749310
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    978-0804749312
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    Stanford University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2004)
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    424 pages
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has been added to your Cart. A very fine piece of historical scholarship.

has been added to your Cart. This really is a must-read for any serious student of the French Revolution. Until Rosenfeld's book, no one has attempted to explain in any convincing manner why the meanings and usage of words were so central to revolutionary political culture.

Sophia Rosenfeld is an American historian. She specializes in European intellectual and cultural history with an emphasis on the Enlightenment, the trans-Atlantic Age of Revolutions, and the legacy of the eighteenth century for modern democracy. In 2017, she was named the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rosenfeld received her . from Princeton University, and P. from Harvard University in 1996.

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The author traces, first, the emergence of a new interest in the possibility of gestural communication within the philosophy, theater, and pedagogy of the last decades of the Old Regime.

Sophia Rosenfeld, Yale University, History Department, Faculty Member

Sophia Rosenfeld, Yale University, History Department, Faculty Member. Sophia Rosenfeld is an intellectual and cultural historian with a particular interest in the Enlightenment and its political legacy. She received her P. from Harvard in 1996.

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Sophia Rosenfeld is an American historian specializing in European intellectual and cultural history with an. .

Sophia Rosenfeld is an American historian specializing in European intellectual and cultural history with an emphasis on the Enlightenment, the trans-Atlantic Age of Revolutions, and the legacy of the eighteenth century for modern democracy YouTube Encyclopedic.

Recently made a Guggenheim Fellow, she has also been awarded prestigious fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

The Hague: Mouton, 1969.

What is the relationship between the ideas of the Enlightenment and the culture and ideology of the French Revolution? This book takes up that classic question by concentrating on changing conceptions of language and, especially, signs during the second half of the eighteenth century. The author traces, first, the emergence of a new interest in the possibility of gestural communication within the philosophy, theater, and pedagogy of the last decades of the Old Regime. She then explores the varied uses and significance of a variety of semiotic experiments, including the development of a sign language for the deaf, within the language politics of the Revolution. A Revolution in Language shows not only that many key revolutionary thinkers were unusually preoccupied by questions of language, but also that prevailing assumptions about words and other signs profoundly shaped revolutionaries' efforts to imagine and to institute an ideal polity between 1789 and the start of the new century. This book reveals the links between Enlightenment epistemology and the development of modern French political culture.