Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe

Education, Sociability, and Governance

Edited by Vladislav Rjéoutski and Willem Frijhoff

Language Choice in Enlightenment Europe

Edited by Vladislav Rjéoutski and Willem Frijhoff

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

232 pages | 1 line drawing | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $99.00 ISBN: 9789462984714 Will Publish May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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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