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In his book Emile or On Education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau points out the contemporary belief on "quantity over quality:" he emphasizes the importance of experiences and the feeling of existence.

A painting by Tony Robert-Fleury of Philippe Pinel reforming mental health facilities in the 1700s. Pinel instructs people to remove chains from patients in a Paris asylum.

She is well known for her attempted poisoning of King Louis XIV as well as selling poison, aphrodisiacs, and abortions. She is said to have killed around 2500 people

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A map of France in the 1700s before the French Revolution


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From Art UK:"The figures are dressed as Columbine and Crispin from the Commedia dell'Arte and from French popular drama respectively; they may be actors, off-stage, or lovers in fancy dress. This painting is typical of Watteau's enigmatic paintings,…

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This is a sketch contrasting England and France in the eighteenth century. Specifically it shows the hierarchys at the time anf typically clothing of the people.

This is another portrait of Madame de Pompadour, a chief mistress of Louis XV. She used her position to gain power and control a lot of Louis XV’s rulings of the time.

A painting of a group of people enjoying a day out in the sun. They look from a higher social class and are in Paris.

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According to the London Science Museum, "Pierre Francois Lacenaire (1800-36) was a notorious French killer. He was executed by guillotine in March 1836. A plaster copy was made of his head after his death. This was collected by Dr Gachet (1828-1909),…
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