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The Resource Transforming the republic of letters : Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720, April G. Shelford

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

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Transforming the republic of letters : Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720
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Transforming the republic of letters
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Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720
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April G. Shelford
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eng
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Early modern Europe's most extensive commonwealth -- the Republic of Letters -- could not be found on any map. This republic had patriotic citizens, but no army; it had its own language, but no frontiers. 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.<BR><BR> <I>Transforming the Republic of Letters</I> is a cultural and intellectual history that chronicles this transition to "modernity" from the perspective of the internationally renowned scholar Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721). Under Shelford's direction, Huet guides us into the intensely social intellectual world of salons, scientific academies, and literary academies, while his articulate critiques illumine a combative world of Cartesians versus anti-Cartesians, ancients versus moderns, Jesuits versus Jansenists, and salonnières versus humanist scholars. <I>Transforming the Republic of Letters</I> raises questions of critical importance in Huet's era, and our own, about defining, sharing, and controlling access to knowledge.<BR><BR> April G. Shelford is Assistant Professor in the History Department at American University, Washington, D.C
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Shelford, April,
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001.1094/09032
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Changing perspectives on early modern Europe
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  • Huet, Pierre-Daniel
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Transforming the republic of letters : Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720, April G. Shelford
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CR9781580466899
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1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
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9781580466899
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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CR9781580466899
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Transforming the republic of letters : Pierre-Daniel Huet and European intellectual life, 1650-1720, April G. Shelford
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jun 2017)
Control code
CR9781580466899
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580466899
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781580466899

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