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The republic of letters / Marc Fumaroli ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud.

By: Fumaroli, Marc.
Contributor(s): Vergnaud, Lara [translator.].
Series: Margellos world republic of letters book: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018?]Description: xii, 382 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300221602.Uniform titles: République des lettres. English Subject(s): European literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism | European literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism | Politics and literature -- Europe -- History -- 16th century | Politics and literature -- Europe -- History -- 17th century | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 16th century | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th centuryDDC classification: 809.894 Summary: "In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined "republic" of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life--and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought-provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship"-- Book jacket.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions March-May 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined "republic" of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life--and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought-provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship"-- Book jacket.

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