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The Unfinished Enlightenment
Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia
Joanna Stalnaker
In The Unfinished Enlightenment, Joanna Stalnaker offers a fresh look at the French Enlightenment by focusing on the era's vast, collective attempt to compile an ongoing and provisional description of the world.



Albert Camus
Elements of a Life
Robert Zaretsky
Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) difficult periods of my life. More...



"Lors est ce jour grant joie nee"
Essais de langue et de littérature françaises du moyen âge
This volume gathers eight essays regarding French medieval language and literature.



Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters
Dena Goodman
Over the course of the eighteenth century, increasing numbers of French women, from the wives and daughters of artisans and merchants to countesses and queens, became writers-not authors, and not mere signers of names, but writers of letters. Taking...



Spanish Humanism on the Verge of the Picaresque
Juan Maldonado's "Ludus Chartarum," "Pastor Bonus," and "Bacchanalia"
Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia, Vol. 24 The sixteenth-century humanist Juan Maldonado (c. 1485–1554), in his Latin essays, foreshadows the Spanish picaresque. Maldonado's Pastor Bonus, a lengthy open letter to a bishop, reviews in a vivid and...



Crossing Cultures
Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature in the Low Countries
Crossing Cultures brings together scholars in the field of reception and translation studies to chart the individual and institutional agencies that determined the reception of Anglophone authors in Holland and Belgium.



Fictions of Embassy
Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe
Timothy Hampton
Historians of early modern Europe have long stressed how new practices of diplomacy that emerged during the period transformed European politics. Fictions of Embassy is the first book to examine the cultural implications of the rise of modern...



Thinking through the Mothers
Reimagining Women's Biographies
Janet Beizer
If questions of subjectivity and identification are at stake in all biographical writing, they are particularly trenchant for contemporary women biographers of women. Often, their efforts to exhume buried lives in hope of finding spiritual foremothers...



Sources of Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century
Architecture, Art, and Literature
KADOC Artes 9 Architectural concepts and styles seem to flourish on a variety of levels from the most local of contexts to the global. This book investigates regionalism, which is often conceived today as a late-nineteenth-century phenomenon because...



Adam Mickiewicz
The Life of a Romantic
Roman Koropeckyj
Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855), Poland's national poet, was one of the extraordinary personalities of the age. In chronicling the events of his life—his travels, numerous loves, a troubled marriage, years spent as a member of a heterodox religious sect...



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