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que l'on puisse & si l'on s'en tient à la culture

Que l'on puisse parler du "style Pompadour" atteste ce rôle, y compris pour les arts mineurs et les différentes formes de l'artisanat du luxe.

Si l'on s'en tient à la culture, Louis XIV accepte que la marquise de Montespan contribue à ses choix esthétiques.


1. What does "que l'on puisse" mean?
2. What does "si l'on s'en tient à la culture" mean? Does it have anything to do with "s'en tenir à qch"? If so, what does this expression mean?

For learning: French
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    "Que l'on puisse" means "that one is able to"
    Full translation: That one is able to speak of a Pompadour style is a testament to this role, including (a role) for the minor arts and the different forms of luxury crafts.

    "Si l'on s'en tient à la culture" means "if one limits oneself to culture" (that is, and speak of nothing else).
    Full translation: if we limit ourselves to a discussion of culture, Louis XIV accepted the Marquise of Montespan's contribution to her (or his) esthetic choices.

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