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Literature and History in the Age of Ideas

Esays on the French Enlightenment Presented to George R. Havens

Charles G.S. Williams, ed.

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
1. Fontenelle, Perrault and the Realignment of the Arts
2. Historical Pyrrhonism and Enlightenment Historiography
3. The Diamond of Courtoisie and the Dragonnades of 1681: Valincour’s Vie de François de Lorraine
4. The Journal des Sçavans and The Lettres Persanes
5. From London to Lapland: Maupertuis, Johann Bernoulli I and La Terre applatie, 1728–1738
6. Notes on the Making of a Philosophe: Cuenz and Bouhier
7. Sur les Mémoires de Voltaire
8. Voltaire’s Debt to the Encyclopédie In the Opinion en alphabet
9. Ulcerated Hearts: Love in Voltaire’s La Mort de César
10. A Reevaluation of Rousseau’s Political Doctrine
11. Literature and the “Natural Man” In Rousseau’s Emile
12. Rousseau’s Antifeminism in the Lettre à d’Alembert and Emile
13. Diderot’s Supplément as Pedant for La Religieuse
14. Diderot’s Artist: Puppet and Poet
15. Une Certaine Madame Madin
16. Subterfuges et Stratagèmes, ou les romanciers malgré eux
17. Censorship and Subterfuge in Eighteenth–Century France
18. Bibliographical Notes on the Beaumarchais–Goezman Lawsuit
19. Lamartine and the Philosophes
20. Stendhal and the Age of Ideas
21. Readership in the American Enlightenment
22. Encyclopedism and Its Conscience: Evolution and Revolution
Bibliography, Abbreviations
Contributor’s Notes
Index

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