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Transformations of memory and forgetting in sixteenth-century France : Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne

Author: Nicolas Russell
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, produced in varying contexts and genres, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, and Michel de Montaigne, it explores several parallel transformations of and challenges to traditional discourses on the human faculty of memory.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marguerite, Queen consort of Henry II King of Navarre; Pierre de Ronsard; Michel de Montaigne; Marguerite, Queen consort of Henry II King of Navarre; Michel de Montaigne; Pierre de Ronsard; Königin) Margarete (Navarra; Pierre de Ronsard; Françoise de Montaigne
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Russell
ISBN: 9781611490541 1611490545
OCLC Number: 699760234
Description: xxii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Marguerite De Navarre --
1. Remembering the Fall --
2. The Ethics of Forgetting --
Part 2. Pierre De Ronsard --
3. Mnemosyne and Lethe --
Part 3. Michel De Montaigne --
4. Paper Memory --
5. Remnants of the Past --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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