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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31
We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time he was also the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. Davidson tells the whole, rich story of his life (1694-1778) - 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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 19.18
One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821?1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. Seeing Double reconsiders this iconic literary figure and his fraught relationship with the nineteenth-century world by examining the way in which he viewed the increasing dominance... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 50.07
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...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
From 1680 until the French Revolution, when legislation abolished restrictions on theatrical enterprise, a single theatre held sole proprietorship of Molière?s works. After 1791, his plays were performed in new theatres all over Paris by new actors, before audiences new to his works. Both his plays and his image took on new dimensions. In Molière,... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 11.50
"This new edition of Montaigne's most important essays is a superb achievement, one that successfully brings together in accessible form the work of two major writers of Renaissance France. The translation by James B. Atkinson and David Sices is accurate, clear, readable, and conveys Montaigne's personable style elegantly to modern readers of English.... more...