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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 April 2019
... status as a banned and dangerous book that was continually reprinted despite attempts to censor it. This article identifies Venetian playwright and aristocrat Carlo Gozzi as translator of the first Italian-language edition of Fanny Hill , titled La Meretrice and published in 1764. All subsequent editions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
... his goal, as it was of all Grand Tourists. But, in October 1793, he paused in Venice to write to his wife at home in Edinburgh. He could not know that La Sereni- ssima herself, the most serene republic, had only some three-and-a-half years to live, and that Venetian liberty, so long a wonder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 58–77.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of an emergent subgenre of fiction to point up some topics of debate and discussion cur- rent in the Venetian— and European— journals of his day. Further, a read- ing in its cultural context casts light on the margins of some significant Venetian publishing ventures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Considering the many publications and exhibitions devoted to the Venetian view painter Canaletto (1697 – 1768), it is surprising that so little attention has been paid to his great Dutch predecessor, Jan van der Heyden (1637 – 1712), who died when the young Canaletto was still finding himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 January 2018
...). The Venetian-born, Rome-based printmaker and his intriguing, prodigious output relating mostly to Roman antiquity have been the focus of countless exhibitions and accompanying catalogs, edited volumes, as well as monographs from the eighteenth century to the present.1 So Piranesi is not someone who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 36–40.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the Morgan Library that are certainly for the interiors of some Venetian palace, as well as those for a pulpit, that are illustrated on pages 69, 145, 147, and 154, certainly could be connected with real sites in that city. Following up on these sheets could allow us to learn more about Piranesi’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... the precedence of drawing over the secondary qualities of color and texture. A serious subject should not draw attention to its painting with a light, lively touch; a Raphael subject should not be painted by a Venetian. (But recall the presence of Venetian painters in London, a strong influence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of the Tour in what would now be termed a “service” industry. She takes entertaining evidence from the poems and writings in dialect associated with the 1764 Venetian regatta in honor of the Duke of York as well as the lively if naïve contemporary veduta by Gabriel Bella— this in marked contrast...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., as well as any reader not yet attuned to the dangers of a Venetian carnival.18 A generation later, the physician William Dufour regards infection as almost inevitable because many a gentleman traveling outside England occasion- ally exposes himself to the possibility of contracting such a complaint...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Venetian widow who has lost her sanity through excessive grief and the terrifying abuse inflicted by an aggressive suitor. Although Mrs. Darnford teaches Isabella to avoid superstition and to see through the priests who had taught her lies about Anglicanism, Mrs. Darnford makes no attempt...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 April 2004
... and Enlightenment Classics, ed. Knud Haakonssen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003). Pp. 466. $20. ISBN 0-86597-411-x. $12 paper. ISBN 0-86597-412-8 Turra, Elisabetta Caminer. Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters, ed. and trans. Catherine M. Sama. The Other Voice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 120–124.
Published: 01 April 2004
... and Enlightenment Classics, ed. Knud Haakonssen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003). Pp. 466. $20. ISBN 0-86597-411-x. $12 paper. ISBN 0-86597-412-8 Turra, Elisabetta Caminer. Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters, ed. and trans. Catherine M. Sama. The Other Voice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with their own property, despoiling their fellow citizens and often even close relatives,” Kaunitz urged the plenipotentiary to “look into a simi- lar measure for the area of Mantua,” where “due to the closer presence of the Venetian and the Papal states, the danger is also greater, [for] through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
... fertile plains / The neighb'ring Cyclades around maintains” (A, 1:158–59). Once part of the Venetian empire, Crete is now Ottoman, but the shift in political control has not meant a decline in agrarian productivity. The Cyclades, however, remain wretchedly poor, and the soil in these islands is barren...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of The Works, was a paranomasial pseudonym employed by Curll himself; as Raymond Mackenzie has noted, Curll later used a similar pun on his name in producing a key to Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels in 1726, which he claimed was “written by “signor Corolini, a noble Venetian now residing in Lon- don...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and Venetians, who had invaded England in the years of his apprenticeship. He was laying claim to a native tradition of painting, one begun by Thornhill and—significantly—advocated by Steele. In The Tatler 8, Steele compared history painting to stage performances, an area where Englishmen generally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 139–163.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., tile, and textiles— nevertheless penetrated Ottoman bazaars, and Ottomans became the principal consumers of Bohemian porcelain.4 In 1784, Austrian trade vessels were given the right to sail freely among Ottoman harbors. After 1765 the Venetian Republic controlled some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... of Le Antichità Romane (1756), Piranesi’s magisterial survey of the Roman achievement. See Hazen, no. 3543. In the passage quoted, he appears to be alluding in particular to the Venetian’s most ambi- tious etched fantasy, entitled Parte di ampio magnifico Porto...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... with the line about Phryne, the actual paragraph in Histoire de ma vie continues as follows: I spent an hour with Miss Kennedy, who had lived with the Venetian Secretary of Embassy Berlendis. She became drunk and indulged in all sorts of wantonness; but the image of La Charpillon, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Institution for promoting science and the arts, including a speech likening London to the great commercial cities of the Netherlands, Lombardy, and the Venetian states: “It is to commerce, to the commerce of Florence, to the commercial family of the Medici, that Europe, that the world at large...