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Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe: Education, Sociability, and Governance
edited by Willem Frijhoff and Vladislav Rjéoutski
Amsterdam University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-90-485-3550-7 | Paper: 978-94-6298-471-4
Library of Congress Classification P140.L256 2018

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This multinational collection of essays challenges the traditional image of a monolingual Ancient Regime in Enlightenment Europe, both East and West. Its archival research explores the important role played by selective language use in social life and in the educational provisions in the early constitution of modern society. A broad range of case studies show how language was viewed and used symbolically by social groups“ranging from the nobility to the peasantry“to develop, express, and mark their identities.
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