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Faculty Member Publications
Listed below are some of the publications from Lenard R. Berlanstein
, Commonwealth Professor, Emeritus .
A Cultural History Of French Theater Women From The Old Regime To The Fin De Siecle
Harvard, 2001 )
Famous and seductive, female stage performers haunted French public life in the century before and after the Revolution. This pathbreaking study delineates the distinctive place of actresses, dancers, and singers within the French erotic and political imaginations. From the moment they became an unofficial caste of mistresses to France's elite during the reign of Louis XIV, their image fluctuated between emasculating men and delighting them.
A Social History of the Parisian Gas Company
University of California Press, 1991 )