Music and the French Enlightenment by Cynthia Verba

Music and the French Enlightenment
  • Title : Music and the French Enlightenment
  • Author : Cynthia Verba
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019938102X
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music. The principal participants-Rousseau, Diderot, and d'Alembert-were responding to the views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau, who was both a participant and increasingly a subject of controversy. The discussion centered upon three different events occurring roughly simultaneously. The first was Rameau's formulation of the principle of the fundamental bass, which explained the structure of chords and their progression. The second was the writing of the Encyclopédie, edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, with articles on music by Rousseau. The third was the "Querelle des Bouffons," over the relative merits of Italian comic opera and French tragic opera. The philosophes, in the typical manner of Enlightenment thinkers, were able to move freely from the broad issues of philosophy and criticism, to the more technical questions of music theory, considering music as both art and science. Their dialogue was one of extraordinary depth and richness and dealt with some of the most fundamental issues of the French Enlightenment. In the newly revised edition of Music and the French Enlightenment, Cynthia Verba updates this fascinating story with the prolific scholarship that has emerged since the book was first published. Stressing the importance of seeing the philosophes' writings in context of a dynamic dialogue, Verba carefully reconstructs the chain of arguments and rebuttals across which Rousseau, D'Alembert, and Diderot formulated their own evolving positions. A section of key passages in translation presents several texts in English for the first time, recapturing the tenor and tone of the dialogue at hand. In a new epilogue, Verba discusses important trends in new scholarship, tracing how scholars continue to grapple with many of the same fundamental oppositions and competing ideas that were debated by the philosophes in the French Enlightenment.


Music and the Origins of Language by Downing A. Thomas

Music and the Origins of Language
  • Title : Music and the Origins of Language
  • Author : Downing A. Thomas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521473071
  • Pages : 195
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  • Language : English
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The search for the origins of language was one of the most pressing philosophical issues of the eighteenth century. It has escaped notice, however, that music figured prominently in that search. This study analyzes reflections on music and music theory as they appear within the logical and narrative structure of texts by, for example, Rousseau, Diderot, Rameau and Condillac, and considers the ways in which music facilitates links between language and meaning, between conceptions of an original society and an ideal social order.


Choice by N.A

Choice
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Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music
  • Title : Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
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  • Pages : 610
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"J.J. was born for music," Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote of himself, "not to be consumed in its execution, but to speed its progress and make discoveries about it. His ideas on the art and about the art are fertile, inexhaustible." Rousseau was a practicing musician and theorist for years before publication of his first Discourse, but until now scholars have neglected these ideas. This graceful translation remedies both those failings by bringing together the Essay, which John T. Scott says "most clearly displays the juncture between Rousseau's musical theory and his major philosophical works," with a comprehensive selection of the musical writings. Many of the latter are responses to authors like Rameau, Grimm, and Raynal, and a unique feature of this edition is the inclusion of writings by these authors to help establish the historical and ideological contexts of Rousseau's writings and the intellectual exchanges of which they are a part. With an introduction that provides historical background, traces the development of Rousseau's musical theory, and shows that these writings are not an isolated part of his oeuvre but instead are animated by the same "system," this volume fashions a much-needed portal through which literary scholars, musicologists, historians, and political theorists can enter into an important but hitherto overlooked chamber of Rousseau's vast intellectual palace.


Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment by Thomas Christensen

Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment
  • Title : Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment
  • Author : Thomas Christensen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521617093
  • Pages : 327
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  • Language : English
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"Ranging widely over the musical and intellectual thought of the eighteenth century, Thomas Christensen orients Rameau's accomplishments in the light of contemporaneous traditions of music theory as well as many of the scientific ideas current in the French Enlightenment. Rameau is revealed to be an unsuspectedly syncretic and sophisticated thinker, betraying influences ranging from neoplatonic thought and Cartesian mechanistic metaphysics to Locke's empirical psychology and Newtonian experimental science. Additional primary documents and manuscripts (many revealed here for the first time) help clarify Rameau's fascinating and stormy relationship with the Encyclopedists: Diderot, Rousseau, and d'Alembert." "This book will be of value to all music theorists concerned with the foundations of harmonic tonality and it should also be of interest to scholars of eighteenth-century science, the Enlightenment, and the general history of ideas."--BOOK JACKET.


The Collected Writings of Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Collected Writings of Rousseau
  • Title : The Collected Writings of Rousseau
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815 by Brauer, K. & Wright, W.E.,Kinley Brauer,William E. Wright

Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815
  • Title : Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815
  • Author : Brauer, K. & Wright, W.E.,Kinley Brauer,William E. Wright
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781571813749
  • Pages : 220
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This Volume contains papers presented at a symposium organized by the Center for Austrian Studies and held at the University of Minnesota in May 1989. Scholars from Austria, England, Canada, and the United States, specializing in Austrian history, music, art, and literature met to discuss a number of common topics and themes form a variety of perspectives relating to Austria in the age of the French Revolution. The symposium was remarkable for the congeniality of the participants and the easy and fruitful way in which they exchanged ideas and blended their approaches ind insights. The development of Austrian diplomacy, warfare, society, and culture in the period, and the impact of the French Enlightenment and Revolution on Austrian art, literature, music, drama, and journalism are explored in the essays that appear in this study.


The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Stanley Sadie,John Tyrrell

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Title : The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Author : Stanley Sadie,John Tyrrell
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  • ISBN Code : 9780333608005
  • Pages : 940
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  • Language : English
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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Egypt to Flor by Stanley Sadie

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Egypt to Flor
  • Title : The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Egypt to Flor
  • Author : Stanley Sadie
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French Music from the Enlightenment to Romanticism by Jean Mongrédien,Jean Mongrandeacute Dien

French Music from the Enlightenment to Romanticism
  • Title : French Music from the Enlightenment to Romanticism
  • Author : Jean Mongrédien,Jean Mongrandeacute Dien
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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  • Pages : 394
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(Amadeus). Covering the period between the Revolution and the appearance of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, the author discovers an era that produced no masterpieces but set the stage for the flowering of Romanticism.


The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Music & fine arts by N.A

The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Music & fine arts
  • Title : The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Music & fine arts
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Best Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780722200193
  • Pages : 427
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  • Language : English
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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.


Brio by N.A

Brio
  • Title : Brio
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Charles-Etienne Briseux's Musical Analogy and the Limits of Instrumentality in Architecture by Alberto Pérez Gómez

Charles-Etienne Briseux's Musical Analogy and the Limits of Instrumentality in Architecture
  • Title : Charles-Etienne Briseux's Musical Analogy and the Limits of Instrumentality in Architecture
  • Author : Alberto Pérez Gómez
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  • Pages : 70
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French Women and the Age of Enlightenment by Samia I. Spencer

French Women and the Age of Enlightenment
  • Title : French Women and the Age of Enlightenment
  • Author : Samia I. Spencer
  • Publisher : Bloomington : Indiana University Press
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  • Pages : 429
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French Women And The Age Of Enlightenment presents a stimulating portrait of women at the most crucial and paradoxical moment in French and world history. Not until the present century have French women been as influential and prolific as they were in the Age of the Enlightenment.


The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth-century France by Colm Kiernan

The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth-century France
  • Title : The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth-century France
  • Author : Colm Kiernan
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  • Pages : 249
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The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, previously known as SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century), has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955 as part of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. International in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volumes cover wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, from gender studies to political theory, and from economics to visual arts and music, and are published in English or French.


The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats by N.A

The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats
  • Title : The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats
  • Author : N.A
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Acadiensis by N.A

Acadiensis
  • Title : Acadiensis
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The Eighteenth Century by N.A

The Eighteenth Century
  • Title : The Eighteenth Century
  • Author : N.A
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Music's Intellectual History by International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization). Conference

Music's Intellectual History
  • Title : Music's Intellectual History
  • Author : International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization). Conference
  • Publisher : Rilm
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  • Pages : 938
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  • Language : English
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Personalities: music scholars. Personalities: composers. National studies. Encyclopedias. Periodicals. Historiography & its directions


The Cambridge History of Christianity: World Christianities c. 1815-c. 1914 by N.A

The Cambridge History of Christianity: World Christianities c. 1815-c. 1914
  • Title : The Cambridge History of Christianity: World Christianities c. 1815-c. 1914
  • Author : N.A
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The Uses of Parody in French Eighteenth-century Prose Fiction by Brooks, Bill

The Uses of Parody in French Eighteenth-century Prose Fiction
  • Title : The Uses of Parody in French Eighteenth-century Prose Fiction
  • Author : Brooks, Bill
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HOW TO ACQUIRE BOOKS LISTED IN CURRENT CONTENTS by N.A

HOW TO ACQUIRE BOOKS LISTED IN CURRENT CONTENTS
  • Title : HOW TO ACQUIRE BOOKS LISTED IN CURRENT CONTENTS
  • Author : N.A
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Notes by Music Library Association

Notes
  • Title : Notes
  • Author : Music Library Association
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Illegitimate Children of the Enlightenment by C. Alexander McKinley

Illegitimate Children of the Enlightenment
  • Title : Illegitimate Children of the Enlightenment
  • Author : C. Alexander McKinley
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9781433100598
  • Pages : 237
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  • Language : English
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The early years of Third French Republic (1880-1914) saw multiple political factions vying for the legacy of the French Revolution. This book examines one of those factions, the anarchist movement, and the role played by the French Revolution in its political thought and action. The French Revolution became a vital, if not well recognized, tool of the anarchist movement to popularize and legitimize its revolutionary activity while engaged in a struggle with other political forces of the Republic to claim ownership over the Revolutionary heritage. The anarchists of the Third Republic wrote histories of the Revolution that reflected their own political orientation. They asserted themselves as part of the intellectual tradition of the Enlightenment, which they believed had helped spark the Revolution. The anarchists appropriated the music and popular culture of the French Revolution in their own propaganda. Moreover, they orchestrated revolutionary action and political theatre on the day most associated with the Revolution, July 14. In the Revolution, the anarchists saw glimmers of hope, precursors to their own movement, as well as an effective means to present their message to a wider audience as they also offered models for others to imitate.


The Cumulative Book Index by N.A

The Cumulative Book Index
  • Title : The Cumulative Book Index
  • Author : N.A
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A world list of books in the English language.


RILM Abstracts of Music Literature by International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Title : RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Author : International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization)
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A comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, with abstracts written in English. All scholarly works are included: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, and reviews.


Western Music by Ronald Stevenson

Western Music
  • Title : Western Music
  • Author : Ronald Stevenson
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  • Pages : 216
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Current Contents. Arts & Humanities by Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).

Current Contents. Arts & Humanities
  • Title : Current Contents. Arts & Humanities
  • Author : Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).
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Women and Medicine in the French Enlightenment by Lindsay Blake Wilson,Professor Lindsay Wilson

Women and Medicine in the French Enlightenment
  • Title : Women and Medicine in the French Enlightenment
  • Author : Lindsay Blake Wilson,Professor Lindsay Wilson
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  • Pages : 246
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"In Women and Medicine in the French Enlightenment Lindsay Wilson takes a new approach to the social history of medicine by focusing on the key role that women played as both providers and recipients of health care during the Ancien Regime. Wilson pays special attention to three medical controversies involving maladies des femmes in eighteenth-century France: the "miraculous cures" claimed by the Convulsionaries of St. Medard, the uncertainty over the maximum length of pregnancy (and its implications for the legitimacy of heirs) and the debate over the medical effectiveness of mesmerism." "Wilson's analysis of these debates reveals how social and political concerns affected the medical community's efforts to establish an enlightened science of medicine which would, in turn, legitimize its own authority. But because the issues of legitimacy, hierarchy and authority raised by the medical causes celebres resonated so deeply throughout French society, debate extended far beyond medical circles to an increasingly engaged public. Such debate reflected a significant shift in the center of politics from the institutions of court, academy, and parlement to journals, theaters, and the streets." "Wilson's description of these debates provides insight into the forces that were transforming the family, the church, corporate society, and the state on the eve of the Revolution. She argues for a re-assessment of a period that has been all too easily categorized as an age of triumph - either for enlightenment or for repression. Her work also offers concrete examples of the ways in which sexual symbolism can he employed to maintain social order or promote change. Based on medical treatises, medical topographies, official reports, judicial documents, physicians' correspondence, and memoirs of eighteenth-century women, Women and Medicine in the French Enlightenment is a thoroughly interdisciplinary work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the social history of medicine, women's studies, Enlightenment thought, and French social history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Analysing Musical Multimedia by Nicholas Cook,Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook,Alan Cook

Analysing Musical Multimedia
  • Title : Analysing Musical Multimedia
  • Author : Nicholas Cook,Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook,Alan Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Analysing Musical Multimedia is the first book to put forward a general theory of the manner in which different media - music, words, moving picture, and dance - work together to created multimedia. Though generally associated with contemporary developments, in particular music video andfilm, a general theory of musical multimedia also encompasses traditional genres such as song and opera. Critical writing in these areas, however, is genre-specific; this books seeks to establish principles, and a terminology for their description, that apply across the whole spectrum of musicalmultimedia. Beginning with a study of the way in which meaning is mediated in television commercials, Cook concludes with in-depth readings of Disney's Fantasia, Madonna's video Material Girl, and Armide (Godard's sequence from the collaborative film Aria). Analysing Musical Multimedia not onlyshows how approaches deriving from music theory can contribute to the understanding of multimedia, but also seeks to draw conclusions from the practice and further development of musical analysis.


The Letter Form and the French Enlightenment by John W. Howland

The Letter Form and the French Enlightenment
  • Title : The Letter Form and the French Enlightenment
  • Author : John W. Howland
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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  • Pages : 191
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  • Language : English
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One of the most striking developments of the eighteenth century in France is the emergence of the epistolary form as a dominant vehicle for cultural and literary expression. Almost any kind of narrative can be found in letter form during the Enlightenment; by the century's second half, the letter has become an all-purpose literary omnibus and serves, moreover, as the basic structural component of many of the period's most widely-read novels. This work explores the implications of the letter's popularity in terms of the eighteenth century's intellectual climate, and concludes that the epistolary form is particularly well-suited to an expression of the Enlightenment's ideological concerns.


Book Review Digest by N.A

Book Review Digest
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Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie en Musique by Cynthia Verba

Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie en Musique
  • Title : Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie en Musique
  • Author : Cynthia Verba
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107311004
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Cynthia Verba's book explores the story of music's role in the French Enlightenment, focusing on dramatic expression in the musical tragedies of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. She reveals how his music achieves its highly moving effects through an interplay between rational design, especially tonal design, and the portrayal of feeling and how this results in a more nuanced portrayal of the heroine. Offering a new approach to understanding Rameau's role in the Enlightenment, Verba illuminates important aspects of the theory-practice relationship and shows how his music embraced Enlightenment values. At the heart of the study are three scene types that occur in all of Rameau's tragedies: confession of forbidden love, intense conflict and conflict resolution. In tracing changes in Rameau's treatment of these, Verba finds that while he maintained an allegiance to the traditional French operatic model, he constantly adapted it to accommodate his more enlightened views on musical expression.


The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment by Gloria K. Fiero

The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment
  • Title : The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment
  • Author : Gloria K. Fiero
  • Publisher : WCB/McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN Code : 9780697242204
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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French Theories of Beauty and the Aesthetics of Music 1700 to 1750 by Charles William Dill

French Theories of Beauty and the Aesthetics of Music 1700 to 1750
  • Title : French Theories of Beauty and the Aesthetics of Music 1700 to 1750
  • Author : Charles William Dill
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  • Pages : 276
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Early Music News by N.A

Early Music News
  • Title : Early Music News
  • Author : N.A
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The Cambridge Companion to the French Enlightenment by Daniel Brewer

The Cambridge Companion to the French Enlightenment
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the French Enlightenment
  • Author : Daniel Brewer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107021480
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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Containing essays by leading scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, this Companion offers new perspectives on the French Enlightenment. Clearly organized and easy to use, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of a period that marks the beginning of modern intellectual culture and political life.


British Humanities Index by N.A

British Humanities Index
  • Title : British Humanities Index
  • Author : N.A
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Report by International Musicological Society. Congress

Report
  • Title : Report
  • Author : International Musicological Society. Congress
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The Structure and Form of the French Enlightenment: Esprit philosophique by Ira Owen Wade

The Structure and Form of the French Enlightenment: Esprit philosophique
  • Title : The Structure and Form of the French Enlightenment: Esprit philosophique
  • Author : Ira Owen Wade
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  • Pages : 690
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  • Language : English
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The author describes the influence on the Enlightenment of the intellectual currents that had been active in France, particularly the historical and humanistic esprit critique and the scientific esprit modern. In the first volume he traces the transformation they brought about in religion, ethics, aesthetics, science, politics, economics, and self-knowledge. His analysis of works by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau--including the Encyclopedic--defines their organic unity and clarifies contradictions that appear to threaten the coherence, consistency, and logical continuity of the esprit philosophique. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.