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The encyclopedists as a group : a collective biography of the authors of the Encyclopédie

Author: Frank A Kafker; Voltaire Foundation.
Publisher: Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 1996.
Series: Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 345.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collective biography examines the similarities and differences among the 140 collaborators identified as having written articles for the seventeen folio volumes of text.

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Kafker; Voltaire Foundation.
ISBN: 0729405214 9780729405218
OCLC Number: 185779737
Description: xxvii, 222 s. ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsPrefaceList of mapsA chart of biographical information on the EncyclopedistsDates of publication of the volumes of the EncyclopedieAbbreviationsI. Introduction I. The Encyclopedists before the publication of the EncyclopedieII. The Encyclopedists from 1751-17872. The regional and institutional centres of the Encyclopedic enterprise3. The recruitment and pay of the contributors4. The scholarly calibre of the team5. The religious and political ideas of the Encyclopedie and the Encyclopedists6. The effects of censorship on the Encyclopedie and the Encyclopedists7. The effects of persecution on the Encyclopedie and the EncyclopedistsIII. The Encyclopedists and the French Revolution8. The Encyclopedists and the coming of the French Revolution (1787-1789)9. The Encyclopedists and the Reign of Terror (1793-1794)IV. The later years of the Encyclopedists10. Old age and productivity among the EncyclopedistsV. Conclusion11. The Encyclopedists and the rule of Napoleon (1799-1815)Select bibliographyIndex
Series Title: Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 345.
Responsibility: Frank A. Kafker.

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