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This is one of the most intelligent books I have ever read about french revolution or, in this case, pre revolutionary France and the role of that vaporous, difficult to define but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fernando Villegas
Many important facts I had not known (that there were no newspapers in 18th C France! that the King's ability to celebrate Easter Mass, having put himself outside the pure zone of... Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by feather pen
I have been reading about language and art in the papers published in Symbol, Myth, and Culture: Essays and Lectures of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945, which raises some questions about... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Bruce P. Barten
This book comes from great research project. It is very interesting and you see points and case studies you have never heard before. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by kambizT
A good read on a misunderstood era. My only criticism pertains to his translation of THERESE PHILOSOPHE -- so much is removed of THERESE that the story doesn't make sense. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by L. A. Lalande
This is an analysis of how the forbidden best sellers of pre-revolutionary France helped to delegitimize the old regime. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by S. Smith-Peter
The study of literary and intellectual history often has tended to identify a canon, or core of classics, for each historical period and then study the broader corpus of works in... Read morePublished on April 22, 2002