Object structure


Trzy historie o celebrytach


Kwartalnik Historyczny R. 126 nr 2 (2019) ; Artykuły recenzyjne i recenzje


Wesołowski, Adrian


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish Historical Society


Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk

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p. 337-350 ; 24 cm ; Concerns books: Julia Fawcett, Spectacular Disappearances. Celebrity and Privacy,1696–1801, Ann Arbor 2016, University of Michigan Press, ss. 280 ; Antoine Lilti, TheInvention of Celebrity, 1750–1850, Cambridge 2017, Polity Press, ss. 320 ; Intimacy and Celebrityin Eighteenth-Century Literary Culture, red. Emrys D. Jones, Victoria Joule, Cham 2018,Palgrave Macmillan, ss. 304.

Subject and Keywords:

fame ; famous people ; celebrity ; celebrities ; historiography ; celebrity studies


Is fame a valuable problem for historiography, or will it always remain in the domain of marketing experts? The English celebrity history, well-developed in the West, would react with a fervent refusal to any attempts at considering fame being thought ahistorical. This article is a review of three current works pertaining to the problem. Additionally, it attempts to determine whether a Polish historian can use its contents as fair examples of the current trends in celebrity history.


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Kwartalnik Historyczny





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337 ; 350

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Article : scientific review



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0023-5903 ; 2451-1315 ; 10.12775/KH.2019.126.2.05


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