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Savages, Romans, and despots : thinking about others from Montaigne to Herder.

Author: Robert Launay
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Launay
ISBN: 9780226575254 022657525X 9780226575391 022657539X
OCLC Number: 1077764019
Description: 1 v. ; 23 cm
Contents: Maps of mankind --
The world turned upside down: Mandeville --
Between two saddles: Montaigne --
Climactic harmonies: Bodin --
St. Confucius: the Jesuits in China --
Distant relations: the Jesuits in New France --
Ancients, moderns, and others: Fontenelle and Temple --
The specter of despotism: Montesquieu and Voltaire --
Savage critics: Lahontan, Rousseau, and Diderot --
From savagery to decadence: Ferguson, Millar, and Gibbon --
Cultural critique: Herder --
"Others" are good to think.


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