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- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Ecrasez linfâme ! Voltaires rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...
- Profile 2010; US$ 20.78
Davidson tells the whole, rich story of Voltaire's life (16941778) his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount; a scandalous love life; his infatuation with Frederick the Great; a long exile on the borders of Switzerland; his passion for... more...
- Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99
We need to measure the things around us in order to build and make things. Before we had standard measures, people used natural measures including body parts and objects. One of the first measures was a cubitthe length of a man's arm from his elbow to the tip of his middle finger. Another was the mile, which was equal to 1,000 steps. Some... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 53.27
Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band trägt zur Aufklärung des zeitgenössisch-westlichen Freundschaftsverständnisses in seiner Geschichtlichkeit und seinen Traditionszusammenhängen bei, indem er die Konzeptionen der französischen Moralisten Michel de Montaigne, François de La Rochefoucauld und Nicolas Chamfort untersucht. Die Analyse, die sich auf den jeweiligen... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00
For the first time, this volume presents a German translation of the Old French heroic epic Aliscans, which served as a template for Wolfram von Eschenbach?s novel in verse, Willehalm, one of the most important works of the German Middle Ages and in world literature. The primary source for the text is the edition based on the Venetian manuscript M... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 47.00
À la lumière dune réflexion sur les motifs politiques à lorigine du sort réservé à luvre de Rétif de la Bretonne par ses contemporains, cet essai propose de replacer lécriture rétivienne au sein des stratégies de pouvoir qui, de Fontenelle à Marmontel, sont à... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 99.00
In response to Bédier's description of the fabliaux as 'funny stories in verse', Roy Pearcy suggests a new structural definition, permitting the creation of a theoretically defensible inventory, which includes and augments the texts admitted b more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 139.95
This work aims to separate de Sade the individual from his image in order to better understand his philosophy regarding the libertine status quo on the Ancien Régime in France. By doing so, his prophetic magnum opus, The One Hundred Days of Sodom, is parted from the accretions of misapprehension which have surrounded it and shown as... more...