Politics & Society

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Electoral sociability

KNIGHTS Mark

Parliamentary elections were the sites of both polite sociability and impolite, divisive, abusive and highly unsociable behaviour.

Hannah More

Hannah More (and philanthropic sociability)

COSSIC Annick
Hannah More, a woman of letters, was a Christian activist and philanthropist. Her sociable life in Britain’s major social centers, London and Bath, enabled her to use her closeness to the bluestocking.
Jan Huber, ‘Voltaire on the theatre scene’, 1750-1775

Private theatre performances

RUIMI Jennifer
Le théâtre de société est une pratique très prisée au XVIIIe siècle, notamment en France : dans les salons, les petites maisons, les grandes demeures, on fait du théâtre entre personnes du même groupe, du même monde.