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Freedom, slavery, and absolutism : Corneille, Pascal, Racine

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©2003.
Series: The Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
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"Ziad Elmarsafy explores the concept of freedom by reading the works of Corneille, Pascal, and Racine as political theories in the guise of literature. Within this framework, a certain model quickly becomes apparent, namely that of absolute sovereignty as the guarantor of freedom. The three writers under consideration share the view that freedom is ensured only by absolute authority rather than the absence of such
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Elmarsafy, Ziad.
Freedom, slavery, and absolutism.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c2003
(OCoLC)606983801
Named Person: Pierre Corneille; Blaise Pascal; Jean Racine; Pierre Corneille; Blaise Pascal; Jean Racine; Pierre Corneille; Blaise Pascal; Jean Racine; Blaise Pascal; Pierre Corneille; Blaise Pascal; Jean Racine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ziad Elmarsafy
ISBN: 0838755488 9780838755488
OCLC Number: 51535172
Description: 196 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Freedom in chains: Corneille and the erotic contract --
Liberti Dei: Pascal's fundamentalism and the politics of grace --
Racine and the dialectics of slavery.
Series Title: The Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Ziad Elmarsafy.
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