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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Iain Gordon Brown Duke University Press 2006 Water, Windows, and Women: The Signifi cance of Venice for Scots in the Age of the Grand Tour Iain Gordon Brown National Library...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 58–77.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of Knowledge and form of Government of their extraordinary Inhabitants; trans- lated from an English Manuscript,Zaccaria Seriman’s diffusely titled Italian novel-cum-treatise on the European experience of the exotic, was published in Venice in 1749.1 Better known, however...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... because they hear there are fine Cour- tisanes in Venice. . . . And thus, by a false aiming at breeding abroad, they return with those diseases which hinder them from breeding at home. 8 As one might predict, real- life Grand Tourists do not write home about, or in most cases even record, their sexual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... Venice and the Grand Tour, 1670–1830 (New Haven: Yale Univ., 1996). Pp. 137. $45. ISBN 0-30006-911-1 Brian Dolan. Ladies of the Grand Tour. (London: HarperCollins, 2001). Pp. 352. $27 paper. ISBN 0060185430 Bernard D. Frischer and Iain Gordon Brown, eds. Allan Ramsay and the Search for Horace’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
... quotes Shaftesbury’s comment in his essay “Sen- sus Communis” in which he imagines an Ethiopian “transported on a sudden” to Paris or Venice during the carnival where everyone wears a mask and cos- tume. She rightly observes that this individual is cast in the role of the moral- ist who laughs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., Conn. & London: Praeger, 2001). Pp. viii + 208. $62.50. ISBN 0-275-97180-5 Eglin, John. Venice Transfigured: The Myth of Venice in British Culture, 1660–1797 (N.Y.: Palgrave, 2001). Pp. x + 262. $45. ISBN 0-312-23299-3 Evelyn, John. Elysium Britannicum...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., for the whole of the work, on literary representations of Jews, particularly Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Her treatment of Jacob utilizes Shylock’s most famous speech while it reverses Shylock’s character to establish Jacob’s own. Michael Ragussis believes that Edgeworth understands the “critical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Shakespearean plays were largely performed in an adapted form. Extracts from these adap- tations are inconsistently attributed in the miscellanies, suggesting an early cultural flexibility concerning what constitutes a Shakespeare play. The Merchant of Venice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of the Enlightenment, Volumes I & II (Chicago & London: Fitzroy Darborn, 2001). Pp. 1481 total. $285. isbn 1-57958-246-x Delon, Michel. Le savoir-vivre libertin (Paris: Hachette, 2000). Pp. 250. 120 francs. isbn unavailable. Elgin, John. Venice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the Grand Duke of Tuscany), interest in van der Heyden has lagged behind Canaletto, who supplied English grand tourists with his cel- ebrated mementoes of Venice. Thanks to Peter Sutton, whose groundbreaking scholarship has enlight- ened us about many other Dutch topics, including genre subjects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
....30 A playbill of the performance of Merchant of Venice seen by Austen on 5 March 1814 is accompanied by her letter to her sister describing Edmund Kean’s performance as Shylock that night.31 This same case also includes small souvenir objects that reinforce the emerging culture of celebrity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
... regional bishops and the disposition of valuable church property and other assets. A believer in compromise and peaceful negotiation, Benedict settled long-standing conflicts with Sardinia, Spain, Venice, Austria, and the Kingdom of Naples. In one of the most appealing chapters in the book, Johns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 36–40.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to a number of directions for further research. (Robin Middleton’s masterful 1982 review of recent literature still provides a key starting point for such endeavors.)3 Piranesi returned to Venice, the city of his birth, in 1744, and again in 1745, remaining there until August 1747. Draw- ings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... as The Merchant of Venice, with its sinister Jewish moneylender demanding his pound of flesh. Successfully revived in 1741 after a long period of neglect, this became one of the main sources for English attitudes toward Jews in the mid- eighteenth century and contributed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... and elsewhere. Pyrotechnics, by the late fi fteenth and sixteenth centuries, found their way into civic and religious festivals. The Compa- gnie delle calze sponsored displays, along with masquerades, ballets, and banquets, during carnival in Renaissance Venice. In 1469, the explosions got so out...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Revett’s proposal was taken up by Sir James Gray, at that time the British ambassador to Venice. Gray recommended the project to the Soci- ety of Dilettanti, which was actively seeking a project to establish its reputation as a serious sponsor of antiquities. The Society’s existing reputation—Horace...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to the Gulph of Venice, in the Southwell frigate, Captain Manly, Junr. Commander. An irregular ode. The First Poetical Present ever made by the author to the Right Honourable the E —— of C —— d. London: Printed for L. Loyd, well-known for obliging the public with the freshest and most Authentic Ship News...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Thomas Otway’s Venice Preserv’d, the discussion that ensues constitutes the most extensive literary discussion in any of Richardson’s novels. It also dramatizes Richardson’s view that responding to representations of suff ering as if they were real is morally misguided. Clarissa’s observations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
... weighty historical themes. After all, the Britannia 's journey from Egypt to Venice is also a voyage into the histories of once-powerful Mediterranean states, whose flourishing and foundering supposedly hold valuable political and moral lessons for contemporary commentators. Jones also argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of the Regent Orleans. Exiled after the collapse of the inflationary boom he had generated, he was to die in Venice in 1729 (Calendar of the Stuart Papers, pp. 24–25 & 119–20). Royal dowries had a bad habit of taking a long time in the paying. For all Law’s help, we know...