9780253212740

The Style of Paris

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253212740

  • ISBN10:

    025321274X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

"... impressive and challenging reevaluation of the sixteenth-century origins of the Enlightenment." -- Sixteenth Century Journaln his new book, George Huppert introduces the reader to a group of talented young men, some of them teenagers, who were the talk of the town in Renaissance Paris. They called themselves philosophes, they wrote poetry, they studied Greek and mathematics -- and they entertained subversive notions concerning religion and politics. Classically trained, they wrote, nevertheless, in French, so as to reach the widest possible audience. These young radicals fostered a succession of disciples who expressed confidence in the eventual enlightenment of humankind and whose ideas would bear fruit two centuries later.

Author Biography

GEORGE HUPPERT is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Idea of Perfect History: Historical Erudition and Historical Philosophy in Renaissance France, Les Bourgeois Gentilhommes: An Essay on the Definition of Elites in Renaissance France, Public Schools in Renaissance France, and After the Black Death: A Social History of Early Modern Europe, 2/e.

Table of Contents

Portrait of a Discreet Philosophe
1(20)
In Monsieur Brinon's Garden
21(16)
A School for Scandal
37(13)
Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite
50(11)
Historical Research in the Service of Philosophy
61(15)
Optimi Auctores
76(10)
Dangerous Classes
86(12)
Ex Tenebras Lux
98(18)
The Republic of Letters
116(5)
Notes 121(14)
Bibliography 135(6)
Index 141

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