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By Jill Jonnes

The tale of the world-famous monument and the extreme world's reasonable that brought it.

In this primary normal historical past of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed writer of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye fixed- establishing glance not just on the development of 1 of the fashionable world's such a lot iconic constructions, but in addition the epochal occasion that surrounded its arrival as a ask yourself of the area. during this marvelously unique portrait of Belle Époque France, worry and loathing over Eiffel's brash layout percentage the highlight with the stars that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an occasion to remember-including Buffalo invoice and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an period on the sunrise of modernity, reveling within the unlimited promise of the longer term.

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He is both the oppressor and the preserver of the aristocracy, and is dependent upon it as an actor is dependent upon the reactions of his audience. In this argument the role of the king as manipulator as well as autocrat complements the approach employed in more genuinely historical investigation. Much of the discussion so far has concerned the institutional structure of 51 This categorisation is used by Sarah Hanley in her study of the evolution of the /// de justice ceremony. Her book is based upon the symbolic significance of ritual as well as upon contemporary justification for the role of the parlement: The Lit de Justice ofthe Kings of France: Constitutional Ideology in Legend, Ritual and Discourse (Princeton, 1983).

T. Ciceron: Oeuvre tres utile et necessaire pour mister a toute vitieuse passion d'esprit, et parvenir au mespris et contemnement de la mort (Lyon, 1543), pp. 2-20. 29 Walter J. , 1958), p. 30. 30 Ramus, Brutinae Quaestiones, in his Pelri Ramipraelectiones in Ciceronis orationes octo consulares, ed. Freigius (Basel, 1575), p. 472. For a list of Cicero's references to the five divisions in Brutus, see Douglas, Introduction to Brutus, p. xxxi. " 31 Ramus's dramatic flair and arrogant single-mindedness provoked intense opposition from fellow Ciceronians and all of the followers of Aristotle, whom Ramus had denounced.

In this context Turnebe branded Ramus with the epithet 31 Ramus, Scholae in liberates artes (1569), ed. Walter J. Ong (Hildesheim, 1970), p. 30. 32 Charles Waddington, Ramus (Pierre de la Ramee): Sa vie, ses e'crits, et ses opinions (Paris, 1885), pp. 50—2, 94. For a list of Ramus's commentaries, see Walter J. , 1958), p. 38. Several of these commentaries, together with Brutinae Quaestiones and De Studiis philosophiae et eloquentiae conjugendis, were published in 1575 in the posthumous collection edited by Freigius, Ramus's discipline at Fribourg; see note 30, above.

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