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Transforming the republic of letters : Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720

Author: April Shelford
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007.
Series: Changing perspectives on early modern Europe.
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"From its birth during the Renaissance, the Republic of Letters long remained a small and close-knit elite community, linked by international networks of correspondence, sharing an erudite neo-Latin culture. In the late seventeenth century, however, it confronted fundamental challenges that influenced its transition to the more public, inclusive and vernacular discourse of the Enlightenment. Transforming the  Read more...
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Named Person: Pierre-Daniel Huet; Pierre-Daniel Huet; Pierre-Daniel Huet; Pierre Daniel Huet; Pierre Daniel Huet; Pierre-Daniel Huet; Pierre Daniel Huet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: April Shelford
ISBN: 9781580462433 158046243X
OCLC Number: 82367991
Description: xii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 The Road to Parnassus, 1648-61 13 --
Chapter 2 The Lives of Poems, 1653-63 45 --
Chapter 3 The Empire of Women, 1651-89 77 --
Chapter 4 The Gate of Ivory, 1646-90 114 --
Chapter 5 Defending Parnassus, 1666-92 144 --
Conclusion: A Dialogue with the Future 184.
Series Title: Changing perspectives on early modern Europe.
Responsibility: April G. Shelford.
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