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Articles with keyword "France"

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet

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Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.

Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé

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Playing Against Type

What happened when Stéphane Mallarmé reimagined the book.

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

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Impertinent Questions with Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Europe's introduction to the Buddhist "way of life." 

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The Illusionist

Degas, Zola, Verlaine, and others gathered for his Parisian salons.

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Our Man in Paris

Benjamin Franklin's papers reveal how he wooed the French to win our war.

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Life Through Art’s Prism

British writer Paul Johnson talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history of art and its place in America.

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Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin learns diplomacy from continental thinkers.

Court of Louis XVI

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American Arriviste

The eighteenth-century traveler, writer, and social climber John Ledyard joins Thomas Jefferson and a famed circle of expatriates in Paris.

Poster of opera singer Emma Calve

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Tales of the Parisian Opera

This diva was the real deal

Etching of Rousseau

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Friends of Rousseau

Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.