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MOTLEY, Mark. Becoming a French Aristocrat : The Education of the Court Nobility, 1580-1715. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1990). Pp. (2),[i]-x,-241,(3). 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue gilt lettered title block to spine. "Focusing on the highest-ranking segment of the nobility, MarkMotley examines why a social group whose very essence was based on heredit ary status would need or seek instruction and training for its young. As the 'warrior nobility' adopted the courtly life epitomized by Versailles - with its code of etiquette and sensitivity to language and demeanor - education became more than a vehicle for professional training. Education, Motley argues, played both the conservative role of promoting assertions of 'natural' superiority appropriate to an hereditary aristocracy, and the more dynamic role of fostering cultural changes that helped it maintain its power ina changing world." - from the dj. Slight spine role, else vg in very light ly rubbed dj. Relatively uncommon. 60.00
Title: Becoming a French Aristocrat : The Education of the Court Nobility, 1580-1715. in dj.
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1990, ISBN:0691055475:
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