This book, focusing on the nature of representation and exchange in the seventeenth century, shows how, within the disarticulated narrative of the Roman bourgeois, Antoine Furetiere was placed to explore a changing literary economy marked by the trial of Nicolas Fouquet.
Preliminaries 1. Liminaries 2. Definitions: From Allegory to Antanaclasis 3. Numismatics: Representations of Title 4. Mediations: The Title of Mæcenas 5. Names, Titles, Keys 6. Gifts 7. Envoi liminaire