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Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions #2019

Lafayette in Two Worlds Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette which spanned the American Revolution the French Revolutions of and

  • Title: Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions
  • Author: Lloyd S. Kramer
  • ISBN: 9780807848180
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions By Lloyd S. Kramer, Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830 31 Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide ranging influence of Lafayette s public and personal life, including hisLloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830 31 Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide ranging influence of Lafayette s public and personal life, including his contributions to the emergence of nationalist ideologies in Europe and America, his extensive connections with liberal political theorists, and his close friendships with prominent writers, many of them women Kramer places Lafayette on the cusp of the two worlds of America and France, politics and literature, the Enlightenment and the Romantic movement, public affairs and private life, revolution and nationalism, and men and women He argues that Lafayette s experiences reveal how public figures can symbolize the aspirations of a society as a whole, and he stresses Lafayette s important role in a cultural network of contemporaries that included Germaine de Stael, Benjamin Constant, Frances Wright, James Feni Cooper, and Alexis de Tocqueville History Biography

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    1. A fascinating perspective of how Lafayette fit into the larger political and social cultures of his time and not only how he was shaped by them, but how he shaped them in return It s the only perspective I ve read that suggests that his importance in modern history lies not so much in the tangible military and political events he took part in, but how he participated, via his hundreds of friendships, in wider circles of intellectuals, writers, feminists, and revolutionaries from all over the wor [...]

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