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  • Aliscansby Fritz Peter Knapp; Fritz Peter Knapp

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 629.00

    For the first time, this volume presents a German translation of the Old French heroic epic Aliscans , which served as a model for Wolfram von Eschenbach?s novel Willehalm . The primary source for the text is the edition based on the Venetian manuscript M (Holtus 1985). Students of German Studies will thus be able to compare the two... more...

  • The Autobiography of Philosophyby Michael Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 36.99

    In making the condition for its own possibility its deepest concern, philosophy is necessarily about itself_it is autobiographical. The first part of The Autobiography of Philosophy interprets Heidegger's Being and Time, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Aristotle's Metaphysics, and Plato's Lysis as examples of the implicitly autobiographical... more...

  • Beaumarchais and the Theatreby William D. Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Brief Lives: Marquis de Sadeby David Carter

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    As explicit in his prose as he was in his private life, the Marquis de Sade remains one of the most controversial writers of all time. This new biography, by the acclaimed translator and author David Carter, promises to shock as much as it informs. Arrested many times for sexual misdemeanors, the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in the Bastille, where... more...

  • The Confessionsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every book. ******************. more...

  • Das mathematische und naturphilosophische Lernen und Arbeiten der Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749)by Frauke Böttcher

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Die französische Marquise Émilie du Châtelet war zu ihren Lebzeiten eine weit über die Grenzen Frankreichs bekannte Mathematikerin und Naturphilosophin. Dies ist erstaunlich, da ihr und ihren Geschlechtsgenossinnen in der Epoche der Aufklärung der Zugang zu den höheren Bildungsinstitutionen verwehrt war.  Das vorliegende... more...

  • Diderot, Sénèque et Jean-Jacquesby Eric Gatefin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 112.00

    Dans l’ Essai sur les règnes de Claude et de Néron , dernier texte publié de son vivant, Diderot dresse un portrait élogieux du philosophe Sénèque, dont l’action et les préceptes devraient être, selon son apologiste, l’objet d’une égale admiration. Exploitant l’opinion des uns, contestant... more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Die Dynamik der Freundschaftby Tanja Zeeb

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 52.16

    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 philosophischen... more...