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Bayle : Political Writings - Pierre Bayle


Political Writings

Paperback Published: 15th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521476775
Number Of Pages: 440

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Pierre Bayle was one of the most important sceptical thinkers of the seventeenth century. His work was a major influence on the development of the ideas of Voltaire (who acclaimed it for its candour on such subjects as atheism, obscenity and sexual conduct), Hume, Montesquieu and Rousseau. Banned in France on first publication in 1697, Bayle's Dictionnaire Historique et Critique became a bestseller and ran into several editions and translations. Sally L. Jenkinson's masterly new edition presents the reader with a coherent path through Bayle's monumental work (which ran to seven million words). This is the first volume in English to select political writings from Bayle's work and to present its author as a specifically political thinker. Sally L. Jenkinson's authoritative translation, careful selection of texts, and lucid introduction will be welcomed by scholars and students of the history of ideas, political theory, cultural history and French studies.

A note on the translation
List of abbreviations
Introduction: a defence of justice and freedom
Project for a critical dictionary: from Bayle's Dictionnaire historique et critique
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521476775
ISBN-10: 0521476771
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 15th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61