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The Enlightenment in practice : academic prize contests and intellectual culture in France, 1670-1794

Author: Jeremy L Caradonna
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeremy L. Caradonna draws on archives both in Paris and the provinces of France to show that thousands of individuals participated in intellectual competitions during the Enlightenment.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy L Caradonna
ISBN: 9780801450600 0801450608
OCLC Number: 752910614
Description: xii, 333 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: The rebirth of the concours académique : cultural politics and the domestication of letters in the age of Louis XIV --
À la recherche du concours académique --
The participatory Enlightenment --
Dijon revisited : Rousseau's first discourse from the perspective of the concours académique --
The concours académique, political culture, and the formation of the critical public sphere --
The practical Enlightenment : the concours académique, the state, and the pursuit of expertise --
Prize contests in the revolutionary crucible : decline and regeneration --
Conclusion : the Enlightenment in question.
Responsibility: Jeremy L. Caradonna.

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