The Style of Paris: Renaissance Origins of the French Enlightenment

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Indiana University Press, 22.05.1999 - 160 Seiten

" . . . impressive and challenging reevaluation of the sixteenth-century origins of the Enlightenment." —Sixteenth Century Journal

In this book, George Huppert introduces the reader to a group of talented young men, some of them teenagers, who were the talk of the town in Renaissance Paris. They called themselves philosophes, they wrote poetry, they studied Greek and mathematics—and they entertained subversive notions concerning religion and politics. Classically trained, they wrote, nevertheless, in French, so as to reach the widest possible audience. These young radicals fostered a succession of disciples who expressed confidence in the eventual enlightenment of humankind and whose ideas would bear fruit two centuries later.

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1 Portrait of a Discreet Philosophe
1
2 In Monsieur Brinons Garden
21
3 A School for Scandal
37
4 Liberté Egalité Fraternité
50
5 Historical Research in the Service of Philosophy
61
6 Optimi Auctores
76
7 Dangerous Classes
86
8 Ex Tenebras Lux
98
9 The Republic of Letters
116
NOTES
121
BIBLIOGRAPHY
135
INDEX
141
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GEORGE HUPPERT is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Idea of Perfect History: Historical Erudition and Historical Philosophy in Renaissance France, Les Bourgeois Gentilhommes: An Essay on the Definition of Elites in Renaissance France, Public Schools in Renaissance France, and After the Black Death: A Social History of Early Modern Europe, 2/e.

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