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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Bernard, Catherine

Bernard, Catherine (c. 1662–1712)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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66 words

..., Catherine ( c. 1662–1712 ). A relative of the Corneille brothers and a convert to Catholicism ( 1685 ), she published tragedies, notably Brutus ( 1691 ), and historical fiction ( Le Comte d'Amboise , 1689 ; Inès de Cordoue , 1696 ). Her psychological novel Les Malheurs de l'amour ( 1687 ) was highly praised by Fontenelle . The Académie Française awarded her poetry numerous prizes; the Ricovrati Academy of Padua elected her a member. [ Joan Dejean...

Bernard, Catherine

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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Literature
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..., Catherine ( 1663–1712? ), French novelist , playwright , and poet . Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four historical novels, a short story, and two plays, all of which were well received in her time and continue to be appreciated for their stylistic and psychological depth. Her novel Inès de Cardoue ( 1696 ) not only features two fairy tales, but also formulates what is considered to be the fundamental aesthetic principle for the 17th- and 18th-century French ...

Bernard, Catherine

Bernard, Catherine (1663–1712?)   Reference library

Lewis C. Seifert

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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..., Catherine ( 1663–1712? ) French novelist , playwright , and poet . Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four historical novels, a short story, and two plays, all of which were well received in her time and continue to be appreciated for their stylistic and psychological depth. Her novel Inès de Cardoue ( 1696 ) not only features two fairy tales, but also formulates what is considered to be the fundamental aesthetic principle for the 17th- and 18th-century French conte...

Catherine Bernard

Catherine Bernard  

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet.Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four historical novels, a short ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,178 words
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Oxford University Press

...inspect a changing display of dinner services laid out on tables and vases set against the walls. The urbane presence of his partner Bentley undoubtedly contributed to its success. In 1774 visitors flocked to see the 952-piece dinner and dessert service ordered by the Empress Catherine of Russia and decorated with hand-painted views of English architectural landmarks and beauty spots. In 1790 they came to marvel at the copy made in Jasper after the Roman cut-glass Barberini or Portland Vase. The original had been acquired by Sir William Hamilton , who sold...

Family and Society

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,021 words
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... (ed.), Women in English Society, 1500–1800 ( 1985 ), Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall , Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780–1850 ( 1987 ), Anne Laurence , Women in England, 1500–1760: A Social History ( 1996 ), Sara Heller Mendelson and Patricia Crawford , Women in Early Modern England, 1550–1720 ( 1998 ), Barbara J. Harris , English Aristocratic Women, 1450–1550: Marriage and Family, Property and Careers ( 2002 ), Bernard Capp, When Gossips Meet: Women, Family and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England (...

5 The European Medieval Book

5 The European Medieval Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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9,862 words
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Oxford University Press
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...was famous across Europe. In the northern Netherlands, there was almost no book illumination before 1400 . Utrecht, like Bruges, became important from about the 1430s , with painters such as the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg and the supreme, but not prolific, Master of Catherine of Cleves, illuminator of the eponymous book of hours (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, M. 917 and M. 945). Later in the century, distinctive styles of Dutch illumination and coloured penwork point to notable production in Delft, Haarlem, and almost certainly Zwolle, in the...

Catherine Durand

Catherine Durand  

née(c.1650–1712/15), French writer.The author of several novels and the creator of the dramatic proverb genre, she wrote three fairy tales: ‘Histoire de la fée Lubantine’ (‘Story of the ...
way of the cross

way of the cross  

The way of the Cross led Christ from Pilate's praetorium to Golgotha during his Passion; in the 14th and 15th cc., it came to designate an exercise in piety setting ...
Palissy, Bernard

Palissy, Bernard  

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(c.1510–1590), French potter, garden theorist, virtuoso, scientist, fantasist, and author.His book Recepte véritable, par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à muliplier et ...
Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey  

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(b. London, 6 May 1904; d. London, 23 Sept. 1979)Actress who toured with Mrs Patrick Campbell in Bayard Veiller's The Thirteenth Chair (1925). She took both classic and modern ...
Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena  

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(1347(1333?)–1380),mystic member of the Dominican Third Order; since 1970, Doctor of the Church. The youngest of the twenty or more children of a Sienese dyer, Giacomo Benincasa, Catherine from an ...
Jean Mabillon

Jean Mabillon  

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(1632–1707), Maurist scholar. He entered the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Rémy at Reims in 1653, but in 1664 was sent to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to help edit texts. Probably the most erudite of the ...
blood of Christ

blood of Christ  

The blood struck from Christ’s side by a lance (John 19:34) was central to patristic and medieval theologies of redemption. Conflated with the blood referred to by Christ in instituting ...
Johann Karl August Musäus

Johann Karl August Musäus  

(1735–1787), German author and critic whose five volumes of fairy tales, Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German Folk Tales, 1782–1786), introduced the fairy tale as a modern form in Germany. In style ...
Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft  

“Riquet with the Tuft” is a French literary fairy tale in which a hideous suitor grants intelligence to a beautiful but witless woman in exchange for her hand in marriage. ...
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statues  

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For much of history societies have honored special persons or commemorated events by raising statues or building monuments. Statues of famous personages were erected in ancient Egypt, Greece, and ...
feminism and fairy tales

feminism and fairy tales  

Feminists have an abiding interest in the socio-historical and cultural contexts in which literature arises and is received, how women have helped shape and contributed to traditions, and how women ...
Tuileries

Tuileries  

A French royal residence in Paris built in the 16th century. In June 1792 during the French Revolution crowds forced their way into the palace, and on 10 August it was attacked, the Swiss Guard was ...
Gaston Baty

Gaston Baty  

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(b. Pelussin, France, 26 May 1885; d. Pelussin, 13 Oct. 1952)Director. A member of the Cartel, Baty was much influenced by expressionism, the Russian ballet and puppet theatre. Not ...

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