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Coppet group

Madame de Stael et le groupe de Coppet

The Coppet group (Groupe de Coppet), also known as the Coppet circle,[1] was an informal intellectual and literary gathering centered on Germaine de Staël during the time period between the French Revolution and the Bourbon Restoration at Coppet Castle.[2][3][4] The group had a considerable influence on the development of nineteenth century liberalism and romanticism.[5][6] Stendhal referred to it as "the Estates General of European opinion."[7]

Participants

In addition to Stael, it included such prominent figures as Benjamin Constant, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Lord Byron,[8] Jean de Sismondi, Jacques Necker, Charles de Villers, Charles Victor de Bonstetten, Zacharias Werner, Mathieu de Montmorency, Arnail François, marquis de Jaucourt, Adolph Ribbing, Claude Hochet, François-René de Chateaubriand, Prosper de Barante, Victor de Broglie, Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Joseph Marie de Gérando, Prince Augustus of Prussia, Adelbert von Chamisso, Friederike Brun, Juliette Récamier, and August Wilhelm Schlegel.

References

  1. ^ Tenenbaum, Susan (1980). "The Coppet Circle. Literary Criticism as Political Discourse". History of Political Thought. 1 (2): 453–473.
  2. ^ Lefevere, Andre (2016). Translation, Rewriting, and the Manipulation of Literary Fame. Taylor & Francis. p. 109.
  3. ^ Fairweather, Maria (2013). Madame de Stael. Little, Brown Book Group.
  4. ^ Hofmann, Etienne; Rosset, François (2005). Le Groupe de Coppet. Une constellation d’intellectuels européens. Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes.
  5. ^ Jaume, Lucien (2000). Coppet, creuset de l'esprit libéral: Les idées politiques et constitutionnelles du Groupe de Madame de Staël. Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille. p. 10.
  6. ^ Delon, Michel (1996). "Le Groupe de Coppet". In Francillon, Roger (ed.). Histoire de la littérature en Suisse romande t.1. Payot.
  7. ^ Ellis, David (2011). Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816. Oxford University Press. p. 77.
  8. ^ Guiccioli, Teresa (2005). Lord Byron's Life in Italy. University of Delaware Press. p. 77.