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Search for Enlightenment : Introduction to Eighteenth-Century French Writing - Jeremy Robbins

Search for Enlightenment

Introduction to Eighteenth-Century French Writing

Paperback Published: 21st October 1999
ISBN: 9780715628393
Number Of Pages: 178

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This up-to-date introduction to the French Enlightenment corrects the view that the writers of the period were a mere stopover to modernity. It discusses current debates that A-level and first-year students need to know today. Voltaire agonised over the fact that his 'age of critique' followed Louis XIV's much more important 'age of genius'.Church religion was dispensed with, but not religion itself. Enlightenment was a fierce battle that lacked a predetermined outcome. The book covers key exam literature, in particular Voltaire, Diderot, d'Alembert, Rousseau, Montesquieu and also Rivarol, Sedaine, Palissot, theatre, gender issues, and feminism.

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Author's Notep. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Legacy of the Seventeenth Centuryp. 15
In Search of Happinessp. 28
Philosophical Writingsp. 40
Doubts about Philosophyp. 54
Thought on Religionp. 68
Travel Accounts: Self and Otherp. 83
Womenp. 104
Theatrep. 122
Writing in the Revolutionp. 149
Conclusionsp. 158
Glossaryp. 164
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780715628393
ISBN-10: 0715628399
Series: New Readings
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 21st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.87  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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