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Lawrence Klein: ”The Culture of Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain”

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Humanistiska teatern - Eng22-0008
  • Arrangör: Tvärvetenskapligt 1700-talsseminarium i Uppsala, Otto Fischer, Avd. för retorik, Uppsala universitet och Karl Axelsson, Södertörns högskola
  • Kontaktperson: Ann Öhrberg
  • Seminarium

Tvärvetenskapligt 1700-talsseminarium i Uppsala i samarbete med prof. Otto Fischer, Avd. för retorik, Uppsala universitet samt FD Karl Axelsson, Södertörns högskola

Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the History Faculty, University of Cambridge: ”The Culture of Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain”


Presentation
In the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Britain underwent a growth of political and social stability. At the same time, ideas about ‘politeness’, and practices associated with it, became conspicuous in both London and the regions. This lecture considers how polite culture contributed to the growth of stability in eighteenth-century Britain. The answer pivots on the ways that politeness helped to foster civil society.