Voyage

Rifa

Arab Discovery of European Sociability

DIANA Elvira

The encounter between East and West from the beginning of the nineteenth century onwards is considered as one of the historical events that fostered the cultural Arab Renaissance and led to the Arab discovery of European sociability.

Williams

Helen Maria Williams

LEONARD-ROQUES Véronique

‘In every country it is social pleasure that sheds the most delicious flowers which grow on the path of life' (Williams, Letters, 1790, 140). L’autrice britannique qui s’installa à Paris à partir de 1792 a grandement contribué par son cercle intellectuel et politique comme par ses publications à la circulation des idées entre France et Angleterre. Elle fut une inlassable chroniqueuse des pratiques sociales et des événements historiques, de la Révolution à la Restauration.

Thrale Piozzi

Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi

Often considered a contradictory character herself, Hester Thrale Piozzi, now best remembered as a Bluestocking hostess and biographer of Samuel Johnson, embodies some of the contradictions of eighteenth-century sociable lives.