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Craveri, Benedetta 1942-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 327 publications in 6 languages and 2,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Sources  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, wpr, Interviewee
Classifications: DC121.7, B
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Most widely held works by Benedetta Craveri
Madame Du Deffand and her world by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame du Deffand (1696-1780) was a minor French aristocrat who, bored by her marriage, threw herself into scandalous relationships with leading noblemen, including the French Regent. She later re-invented herself as a highly successful salonniere, her salon being frequented by leading thinkers of the day. She also maintained very witty, perceptive correspondences with Voltaire (whose letters back are full expositions of his philosophy) and later with Horace Walpole with whom she fell deeply in love, much to his shock. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 23, 2014)
The age of conversation by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, between the reign of Louis XIII and the Revolution, the French nobility of the ancien regime turned their energies to developing the art of sociability, a refined code of manners, and an ideal of gallant, spirited conversation that became a model for social and intellectual life. Benedetta Craveri's history of this leisured, worldly society begins in the 1620s with the celebrated Blue Room of the Marquise de Rambouillet, one of the first in a long series of women who resided over conversations among nobles, writers, prelates, and diplomats. The women Craveri profiles played a significant part in the development of new literary forms such as the novel and the maxim, the codification of language, taste, and behavior, and debates over religion, philosophy, and science. Some, like Madame de Lafayette and Madame de Stael, were gifted writers themselves. Some were involved in the major events of their time, like the Grande Mademoiselle and the Duchesse de Longueville during the Fronde rebellion. Later, the Marquise de Lambert, Madame de Tencin, and Julie de Lespinasse opened their salons to intellectuals such as Fontenelle, Montesquieu, d'Alembert, and Diderot, thus helping to spread the ideas of the Enlightenment. In demonstrating the diversity of these women's accomplishments, Benedetta Craveri brings to life this brilliant, vanished culture that perfected the pleasure of living. In her pages, the world of La Rochefoucauld, Louis XIV, and Votaire, of Jansenism, preciosity, Mlle de Scudery's literary portraits, and Mme de Sevigne's letters, appears in all its fascinating complexity
Königinnen und Mätressen : die Macht der Frauen - von Katharina de' Medici bis Marie Antoinette by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la Francia del Antiguo Regimen, las mujeres se arrogaron al poder de gobernar haciendo vanas, en la pra︠ctica, las leyes y costumbres que se los negaban. Junto a las reinas las poderosisimas amantes reales ejercieron una enorme influencia sobre los equilibrios políticos de la monarquía
L'âge de la conversation by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait du monde littéraire des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, "l'âge d'or de la conversation."
Reines et favorites : le pouvoir des femmes by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in French and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude du rôle de la femme qui, dès la fin du Moyen Age, change considérablement : la famille étant le pivot de la nouvelle société, la femme y est considérée avant tout comme mère. De cette négation de l'autonomie de la femme naissent la loi salique en France, les procès en sorcellerie, la répression de la sexualité féminine, etc. Certaines femmes parviennent cependant à régner à leur manière
Les derniers libertins by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace la vie de 7 aristocrates français au bord de la monarchie française à la veille de la Révolution française
María Antonieta y el escándalo del collar by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cultura de la conversación by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'âge de la conversation by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie-Antoinette et le scandale du collier by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un essai sur la figure controversée de la reine Marie-Antoinette. En reprenant le dossier de l'affaire du collier à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes, l'auteure explique l'un des épisodes les plus sombres du règne de Louis XVI qui aura un rôle non négligeable dans le déclenchement de la Révolution et sera un élément à charge dans l'esprit des juges de la reine lors de son procès
Avis d'une mère à sa fille : Suivis des réflexions sur les femmes ; des réflexions sur le goût ; d'un discours sur la délicatesse d'esprit et de sentiment, et d'une lettre sur l'éducation by Anne Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles Lambert( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita privata del maresciallo di Richelieu by Louis François Faur( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in Italian and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ourika by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amantes y reinas : el poder de las mujeres by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ourika by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ourika, una niña senegalesa condenada a la esclavitud y la barberie, es salvada por un piadoso aristócrata que la traslada a Francia donde recibe una refinada educación al cuidado de Madame de B. La conciencia de su color de piel supone un conflicto insalvable para la mentalidad y los modales propios de una sociedad que jamás le perdonará semejante pecado original. Ourika queda así atrapada entre un mundo que la rechaza y otro al que ya nunca podrá regresar. El trasfondo histórico de su tragedia se desarrolla en los convulsos años previos a la Revolución Francesa que, pese a sus promesas de libertad, igualdad y fraternidad, no consigue de facto abolir los prejuicios y diferencias que condenan a Ourika a un exilio emocional involuntario"--Back cover flap
Dieci anni d'esilio by Staël( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' âge de la conversation by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Königinnen und Mätressen die Macht der Frauen - von Katharina de' Medici bis Marie Antoinette ; mit einer Stammtafel by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klappentext: Wahre und käufliche Liebe, Sex und Eifersucht, Tod durch Dolch, Gift oder Guillotine, noble Gefühle und niedrige Motive, Gemeinheit, Intrige, Bigotterie und echte Frömmigkeit: keine Geschichte könnte spannender, bizarrer, bewegender und abenteuerlicher sein als die der Frauen am Königshof in Frankreich. Da sind die Gattinnen, geehelicht aus Gründen der Staatsräson: Katharina von Medici, Königin Margot, Maria von Medici, Marie Antoinette, und die anderen: Diane de Poitiers, die drei Schwestern Mailly, Madame de Maintenon und die du Barry. Benedetta Craveri hat mit den Porträts dieser manchmal liebenswerten, manchmal abstoßenden, aber immer faszinierenden Frauen eine intime wie brillante Sitten- und Kulturgeschichte Frankreichs geschrieben, die jeden Roman in den Schatten stellt
Kochanki i królowe : władza kobiet by Benedetta Craveri( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Polish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of conversation
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The age of conversationKöniginnen und Mätressen : die Macht der Frauen - von Katharina de' Medici bis Marie AntoinetteMaría Antonieta y el escándalo del collarLa cultura de la conversaciónAmantes y reinas : el poder de las mujeresKöniginnen und Mätressen die Macht der Frauen - von Katharina de' Medici bis Marie Antoinette ; mit einer Stammtafel
Alternative Names
Amico, Benedetta d'

Benedetta Craveri critica letteraria e scrittrice italiana

Benedetta Craveri écrivaine italienne

Benedetta Craveri escriptora italiana

Benedetta Craveri escritora e historiadora italiana

Benedetta Craveri escritora italiana

Benedetta Craveri Italiaans schrijfster

Benedetta Craveri Italian writer

Benedetta Craveri italienische Neuzeit- und Literaturhistorikerin

Benedetta Craveri scriitoare italiană

Benedetta Craveri shkrimtare italiane

Craveri, Benedetta

D'Amico, Benedetta

D'Amico Craveri‏, Benedetta

Languages
French (76)

Italian (62)

Spanish (30)

English (25)

German (9)

Polish (6)