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An Approach to the reality of the canapé at the domestic interiors in Eighteenth-Century Burgos (Spain)
The presence and permeability of the canapé –a piece of furniture introduced in the bourgeoisie and nobility homes of Eighteenth Century Burgos–, showed –as it happened with the chest of drawers and other sophisticated furniture–, an increasing search of comfort and commodity. This was connected wit...
Letter from Niccol Perotti, Collective translation, edited by Paulina Piotrowska
A letter by Niccolò Perotti This paper is dedicated to a letter that Niccolò Perotti wrote to a friend. It is divided into two parts. The first part is an introduction to the letter. It presents an autobiography of the Renaissance humanist with special emphasis placed on his translations of ancient...
Resurgence of the spic in ‘ible Spleen de Paris’/ib
Convinced that the epic, as a genre, no longer makes sense, Baudelaire however does not give up on a heroism of the present, which he raises to the level of the organising principle of poetic imagery and discourse. The values and motifs of an ancient world, lit up by nobility, greatness and glory, t...
Love carnality: perception and history
Este ensayo busca desarrollar una teoría del amor erótico basada en la tesis de Merleau-Ponty acerca de la reversibilidad de la carne. En el intento de distinguir el amor auténtico del amor romántico, y de elaborar el rol del conocimiento carnal que responde a la ansiedad erótica, este trabajo está...
Autobiography, history and politics in the Tristano Caracciolo treaty
Questo articolo considera la atipica produzione letteraria dell’umanista Tristano Caracciolo (Napoli, 1437-1522) e analizza la sua controversa collocazione nel contesto politico e culturale napoletano tra la fine del secolo XV e l’inizio del XVI. Nel De vitae auctoris actae notitia, le sue memorie,...
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« Sous le ciel des Estatz » : the Estates General of the Duchy of Lorraine during the personal reign of Charles III (1559-1608)
As sovereign Duke of Lorraine and Bar, Charles III convened the Estates General common to both principalities to obtain council and assistance from the Three Orders (clergy, nobility & commoners). The agility which with Charles III was able to use this ancient state tool reinforced both his power an...
Memories of the Marquise de la Ferrières, born in 1748, collected by Vicomte Henri Frotier de la Messelière, presented by Hélène Mathurin, Bonnes, Éditions Les Gorgones, Collection ‘Dire the History’, 1998, XXXI-105 p.
Agréable à lire, plein de vivacité et de détails parlants, ce petit texte nous entraîne dans l'univers de la noblesse poitevine, à laquelle appartient l'auteur par sa naissance et son mariage. Univers qui, à première vue, paraît assez éloigné de celui décrit par exemple dans les Mémoires de Madame R...
Polyonymy in the Gallo-Roman society of the Haut-Empire
Nella società gallo-romana l’uso di più di tre nomi nell’anagrafe ha corrisposto nel I° secolo e meno nel II° secolo a motivi di strategia familiare in una parte dei ceti dirigenti, il più sovente membri dei due ordini romani di nobiltà, più raramente personnagi che non hanno superato gli onori muni...
WACŁAW Fedorowicz – ZAPOMNIANY KOLEKCJONER Z WITEBSKA WACŁAW Fedorowicz – A forgotten Collector FROM Vitebsk
Wacław Fedorowicz (1848–1911) – sworn advocate, one of the most prominent collectors of Polish and Borderlands antiques. Living in Vitebsk, he created a unique private museum at home, gathering relicts of former Eastern Borderlands of the Republic of Poland (the so-called ancient Poland). The collec...
A body of the Ancient Regime on the defensive : the canons of the collegiate church from Dole in the 17th and 18th century
The foundation of a college in the town of Dole answers to a very old cvcwish, the one of Othon IV, duke of Mérany, count palatine of Burgundy. His death prevented him from achieving his dream. His wife Mahaut d’Artois founded a chapter in 1304, of twelve canons with four perpetual chaplains, named...
On the roots of the eye: Rheinischer Adel and Freimaurerei 1765-1815
Welche Rolle spielte das »Esoterische« für die Selbstsicht der adlig-bürgerlichen Eliten beim Übergang zur Moderne? Dieser Frage geht die Studie Martin Otto Brauns mit dem Titel »An den Wurzeln der Tugend. Rheinischer Adel und Freimaurerei 1765–1815« nach. Auf der Grundlage der mythischen Geschichts...
Orientalists, advisers to the colonial prince? Learned and “Muslim politics” expertise in Dutch Indes (c. 1880-1920)
In the Netherlands at the turn of the century, orientalist expertise became the ideological cornerstone of a new “ethical colonial policy” (1901-1926) bent on improving the “welfare of the Natives”. From the 1870s onwards, colonial officials in the East Indies had to undergo a course of study in “In...
Freemaurers in Old Preußen 1738-1806, Die Logen between Mittel Oder and Niederrhein
In the centre of the present research on the social history of the Prussian freemasonry in the 18 century are the history of the lodges, the membership and its structure, the social and cultural life of the lodges and their influence on society, i.e. the actual societal situation of the lodges in th...
Adults and children in the Royal House of Saint-Cyr (late xviie-xviiy centuries)
A study of the relationship between adults and children within the framework of the royal house of Saint-Louis, founded by Louis XIV in 1686 for the daughters of penniless nobility and built close to Versaille, allows us to consider the real debates surrounding the history of childhood, education an...
Income and working time of a Fencing Master in Bologna in the 15th and early 16th century
Since ancient times, the master-at-arms profession has always been considered essential for the education of the nobility and the common citizenship, especially in the Middle Ages. Yet, we know nothing about the real standard of living of these characters. The recent discovery of documents, which re...
Structural elements of ancient armies of Northern Black Sea Region: ethnic, social and functional peculiarities
This article deal with the description, analysis and generalization of features organization of command structure of the army ancient states of the Northern Black Sea region: Olbia, Chersonese, Bosporus. Author sure that the foundation of the armed forces of these states was a civil militia – free,...
Blood in the representations of nobility and roture
Les conceptions essentialistes et racistes qui sous-tendent le discours sur les minorités, que celles-ci soient d’origine juive, musulmane ou même gitane, réapparaissent dans un autre ensemble de discours et d’images, qui conçoivent la noblesse comme une « race », jouissant d’un sang à part, d’un sa...
‘Tyranny’ of Incas and ‘naturalisation’ of Indians: The policy of Francisco de Toledo, Vice King of Peru (1571-1628)
`titreb“ Tyranny” of the Incas and “ naturalization” of the Indians The politics of Francisco de Toledo, viceroy of Peru (1571-1628) `/titreb This article analyses the different operations mounted by the Crown’s administrators to disponess the Incas of their lordship and shows how it was the method...
Hué’s cultural landscape
`titrebThe cultural landscape of Hué`/titrebMonuments of Hue, Vietnam, were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993. In 2011, Unesco requested an extension of the classification to the “cultural landscapes” mainly consisting of garden homes, considered as emblematic buildings of the nobility of...
The ‘gentilhomini antiqui’ of the capital: the crisis of political legitimacy of the Seggi at the end of the Armenian kingdom
Questo saggio fa luce sulla crisi di legittimità politica che investe l’antica nobiltà di Seggio napoletana tra Quattro e Cinquecento con la fine del regimento oligarchico, gestito in modo esclusivo dai Seggi per quasi l’intera età aragonese. Questa segmentata nobiltà riattiva antichi linguaggi di l...
Lineage, property ties and conflict in the nobiliary elites of modern Spain : the conflicts surrounding around the entailed estate (XVII-XVIII)
The entailed estate was one of the key institutions of the Modern Age, which allowed the transmission of patrimony and the preservation of the memory of the lineage. The first part of this paper deals with the functioning of the entailed estate and its presence in modern institutions. The analysis o...
The Marshals of France in the Enlightenment. Social, political and cultural history of a military Elite
In the society of the Ancient Regime, the marshals of France were in charge of the king’s military. In the 18th century, most of the eighty general officers were quite elderly when granted marshalcy. In a first part, this PhD highlights the shift from a title initially acquired to command during war...
The 18th century Touraine Campaigns
Son passé prestigieux et sa richesse monumentale font de la Touraine ancienne l'une des provinces françaises les plus connues. Mais que sait-on d'elle quand, aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, elle n'est plus qu'une province comme d'autres, à la fois proche et éloignée de Paris ? Au XVIIIe siècle son écon...
Seigneural violence in the Great Chroniques de France by Jean de France Duke de Normandie: first approach
John duke of Normandy’s Grandes chroniques de France, before 1350, make room for ancient seigniorial violence, predations, assassinations and private wars. Rare images present them as a seignorial social grouping, often intrafamilial relationship between aristocrats, counts and barons with their mil...
Expatriation and nobility. Iranian evergetism and diaspora
Notable and Exile. Figures of Eminence as a Social and Religious Dynamics in Iranian Society - The eminent man is omnipresent in Iranian political Society. It is he in particular who forms the link between state power and the regional, ethnic and religious diversity in a multicultural, multilingual...