Karene Sanchez-Summerer

Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity

Northern Europe 16th-19th Centuries

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Edité par Marie-Christine Kok Escalle
Edité par Karene Sanchez-Summerer
Editeur Amsterdam University Press
Distributeur Association de Boccard

For centuries, French was the language of international commercial and diplomatic relations, a near-dominant language in literature and poetry, and was widely used in teaching. It even became the fashionable language of choice in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for upper class Dutch, Russians, Italians, Egyptians, and others for personal correspondence, travel journals, and memoirs. This book is the first to take a close look at how French was used in that latter context: outside of F ...