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- Dartmouth College Press 2000; US$ 39.99
Rousseau's major works, available for the first time in a uniform English edition, continue with a work that situates Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00
Detailed readings of 10, and lighter discussions of many others, of the 150 medieval French bawdy poems that scholars generally find it necessary to discuss as a whole, thereby missing important individual characteristics. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Though most historians remember her as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706–49) was an accomplished writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton’s Principia Mathematica that is still the standard edition of that work in... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 32.99
This interdisciplinary study of word and image in the Old French chanson de geste examines the relationship between illumination and epic narrative constructed by the medieval understanding of the imagination. The study focuses on the epic cycle 'the geste of Saint Gille,' including Aiol and Elie de Saint Gille. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 155.00
Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century, so much so that this era is sometimes called the Age of Voltaire. At a time when French culture dominated Europe, Voltaire dominated French culture. His influence was broad... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their critical receptions, their influence on drama of the period... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2010; US$ 99.00
Gonthier sets Montesquieu's work in the context of early eighteenth-century Anglo-French relations, taking a comparative approach to show how Montesquieu's engagement with English thought and writing persisted throughout his writing career. more...