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Cabinets de lecture

Cabinets de lecture  

In the eighteenth century, literary societies (cabinets de lecture, Lesegesellschaften) occupied a central position in several crucial social developments. In countries where the traditional social ...
print culture

print culture  

A conceptual term that identifies the distinct cultural impact made by print technology. The term was popularized by McLuhan, who believed that print culture exemplifies the triumph of the visual ...
Reading and Reading Practices

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
3,737 words

Can the age of Enlightenment be characterized as that of a revolution in reading? Contemporaries would doubtless have responded affirmatively,

Representations of Reading

Representations of Reading  

In the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert, two entries by Louis Jaucourt define the reader and reading. The article “Lecteur,” after a neutral definition of a ...

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