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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Monica Brzezinski Potkay Darius A. Spieth. Napoleon's Sorcerers: The Sophisians (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 2007). Pp. 215. 49 b/w + 17 color ills. $65 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay The Secret Napoleonic Code...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Erin Mackie Michael McKeon. The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2006). Pp. 904. $30. ISBN 0-8018-7873-x Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay The Secret History of Almost...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Melinda Alliker Rabb “Swift, Secret History, and War” argues that the relationship between Swift’s writing, reading, and his abiding interest in the English Civil Wars produced a distinctive contribution to the discourses that arose after the reestablishment of monarchy, called “secret histories...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 31–56.
Published: 01 September 2012
... they claimed was unique to this threat. This legal doctrine is a covert presence in William Godwin’s novel Caleb Williams (1794). Ferdinando Falkland, fearing that his secret is about to be revealed by Caleb, accuses him of having “robbed” him, and even though Falkland’s secret is literally murder, the mutual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Peter M. Briggs This essay examines three satirical works from the most productive decade of Edward (Ned) Ward's long writing career: The London Spy (1698-1700), The London Terraefilius , or, The Satyrical Reformer (1707-08), and The Secret History of Clubs (1709). All three of these colorful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Lynda Mugglestone Books, as Samuel Johnson stated in 1754 in his Dictionary of the English Language neared completion, always exert “a secret influence on the understanding” so that the reader is informed in both overt and covert ways. Reference works, he stressed, were no exception. As this essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... progressively divested his scientific ideas of mathematics with the goal of smoothing their dogmatic edges and making them more accessible to the polite public. This process, it will be claimed, resulted in creating the myth of the modest Newton, the genius who had discovered the secrets of nature and made them...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
...” since the Reformation; and second, how to represent people who had been celebrated in their own time, but not in the biographer's later generation. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 celebrity impartiality national worth biography secret history Eighteenth- Century Life Volume...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Secret Agent on Earth and in Heaven: Jacobites, 9 4 Eighteenth-Century Life Jews, and Freemasons in Early Modern Sweden (2011), both over 800 pages and published by Brill, are germane to and are drawn upon in this new study. The scientist and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, for example, also appears...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... emergent, and some momentary and occasional. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Milton secret history parody Christian accommodation mock epic epic • Paradise Lost, Poem of the Restoration Period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Antoinette set off a panic, which ended with a stampede, by climbing onto the back of the duc de Croy s carriage.9 The Mémoires secrets identified him as one of the ruined roués of the court under the old king, who was obliged to absent himself from Versailles under the new king.10 4 4 Eighteenth-Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... network,” and how this network extended throughout the wider Stockholm society. An excellent paper from Rebecca Bullard emerged from her work in The Politics of Disclosure, 1674 – 1725: Secret History Narratives (London: Pick- ering and Chatto, 2009), and engaged with the use of letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
... “caterpillar,” the Prussian Gustavus Katterfelto (d. 1799), nicknamed “Doctor Caterpillar” in a musical enter- tainment of 1782.13 Katterfelto was a conjurer and traveling showman, a Freemason who used insects (amongst other props) to bolster his claims to secret knowledge of the occult. Blitzing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... to hide their Candor under a Bushel, to do only good to themselves, and not to others, such as will curse me for revealing the Secrets of this Art, I value the discharge of my Conscience, in doing Good, above all their malice; protesting to the whole world, that I have not concealed any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Julie Park Mark Blackwell, ed. The Secret Life of Things: Animals, Objects, and It-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2007). Pp. 365. $62.50 Cynthia Wall. The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Chicago: Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of a secret or mysteri- ous nature,” and “Of a property or matter: not manifest to direct observa- tion; discoverable only by experiment” (OED). Understood in these ways, occult ideas and beliefs were undergoing a major transformation during the period when Dryden was writing, a transformation well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Girolamo Ruscelli The Secretes of the Reverende Maister Alexis of Piemovnt (London: John Kingstone, 1558) Fols. 1v – 6v (recto and verso); 7v – 141v (versos only) William Aglionby Painting Illustrated in Three Diallogues (London: John Gain, 1685) Fols. 7r – 177r (rectos only) Franciscus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... of news and gossip about the court and capital in the decades preceding the Revolution disagreed with Hardy about some particulars but judged the principals in the same way. Neither mentioned the wife’s indis- position, and both censured the husband’s infi delity. The Mémoires secrets reported...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... indis- criminate carnage to Ireland. That the Civil War continued to press closely on personal memory and experience did not mean, however, Swift could recount it. He speaks of the violence of war, Rabb ¥nds, by not speaking of it. His secret or satirical histories demonstrate instead how we can dis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of events unimaginable or inarticulable, as authors turn toward oblique modes of analysis and representation, whether in dictionaries, secret histo- ries, or depictions of civil unrest, to probe and convey what tends to remain hidden (and that which is actively suppressed). Their attentiveness to the often...