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Correspondance du President de Brosses et de l'Abbe Marquis Niccolini - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2016:12 (Paperback)
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Correspondance du President de Brosses et de l'Abbe Marquis Niccolini - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2016:12 (Paperback)

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Le president de Brosses, parlementaire implique dans les controverses politiques du milieu du regne de Louis XV, auteur des celebres Lettres familieres sur l'Italie, est aussi un savant interesse par un grand nombre de sujets - de l'histoire romaine a l'origine des langues, en passant par la decouverte du monde Austral. En 1739, au retour de son grand voyage en Italie, il entame une correspondance avec un autre erudit, un noble florentin rencontre au cours de son sejour, l'abbe marquis Antonio Niccolini. Leurs echanges epistolaires, qui dureront trente ans, refletent leurs interets communs, et leur curiosite pour les nouveautes litteraires, historiques et scientifiques.

John Rogister et Mireille Gille nous donnent ici a lire une correspondance passionnante, composee de quarante-huit lettres en grande partie inedites, qui revelent la pensee de deux hommes de haute culture, parmi les meilleurs representants de la Republique des lettres. Cette correspondance, comme le montre l'essai de John Rogister qui la precede, presente un interet a la fois litteraire et historique. En plus d'apporter des eclaircissements sur la genese des Lettres familieres sur l'Italie, elle nous permet de nuancer l'opposition entre philosophes et anti-philosophes. Du cote historique, les deux hommes s'expriment librement sur les evenements marquants de l'epoque et sur les mobiles de la politique interieure et etrangere des Etats europeens. Enfin, cette correspondance est surtout une longue conversation epistolaire entre deux amis, a la fois temoins et acteurs du developpement intellectuel des elites europeennes du XVIIIe siecle.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780729411899
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm


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Reviews 'The edition is carefully crafted, it will also include indexed letters that have disappeared. The letters are thoroughly indexed by detailed footnotes, which is also necessary, since many cultural-historical or political references today are likely to be present. [...] with this edition a revealing insight into the culture of the Enlightenment is possible.' (Translated from German)Informationsmittel (IFB)

`John Rogister and Mireille Gille have done a commendable service to scholars through introducing, editing, and producing this sequence of correspondence [...] it may in itself be regarded as the fine truffle secured by the latter's extraordinary nose for documents hitherto concealed in private archives and collections and, what is more, then gaining ready access to them.'

Nigel Aston, Parliaments, Estates and Representation

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