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French Renaissance studies, 1540-70 : humanism and the encyclopedia

Author: Peter Sharratt; University of Edinburgh.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The mid-16th century was one of the most creative periods of French literature, a time when the tension of opposites made possible a rare and brief equilibrium. This book studies the cultural and moral quality of French Renaissance education in the decades 1540-1570, and its importance to that literature."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sharratt; University of Edinburgh.
ISBN: 085224276X 9780852242766
OCLC Number: 2931352
Notes: "Papers ... delivered at a conference held in the University of Edinburgh, from the 1st to the 5th of April, 1974."
English or French.
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Opening address / Alan J. Steele --
Peter Ramus and the reform of the university: the divorce of philosophy and eloquence? / Peter Sharratt --
Poet and orator in Louis le Caron's Dialogue de la poësie (1556) / Brian Barron --
The dialectical road to truth: the dialogue / C.J.R. Armstrong --
Copia and cornucopia / Terence Cave --
Cosmological and technological trends in the French Renaissance / William P.D. Wightman --
Météorologie et poésie française de la Renaissance / Guy Demerson --
The quadrivium in the scientific poetry of Guy Lefèvre de la Boderie / Dudley Wilson --
L'Enseignement des mathématiques en France (1540-70): Charles de Bovelles, Fine, Peletier, Ramus / Jean-Claude Margolin --
Medicine and literature: aspects of Rabelais and Montaigne (with a glance at the law) / M.A. Screech --
Ethics and the encyclopedia in the sixteenth century / A.H.T. Levi --
Pontus de Tyard: a reply to a recent article / Kathleen M. Hall --
The history of George Buchanan's Sphæra / I.D. Mcfarlane --
Un Thème du second humanisme français (1540-70): l'orateur et le citoyen. De l'humanisme à la réalité vécue / André Stegmann --
La Notion d'Encyclopédie: Elément caractéristique de la Renaissance française / Franco Simone.
Responsibility: editor, Peter Sharratt.

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"The mid-16th century was one of the most creative periods of French literature, a time when the tension of opposites made possible a rare and brief equilibrium. This book studies the cultural and moral quality of French Renaissance education in the decades 1540-1570, and its importance to that literature."--Jacket.

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