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Disguised VicesTheories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

The notions of virtue and vice are essential components of the Western ethical tradition. But in early modern France they were called into question, as writers (most famously La Rochefoucauld) argued ... More

Inventing the SpectatorSubjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France

Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France

Joseph Harris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198701613
eISBN:
9780191771453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701613.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, France became famous—notorious even—across Europe for its ambitious attempts to codify and theorize a system of universally valid dramatic ‘rules’. So ... More

Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Hugh Gaston Hall

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets, later Sieur de Saint-Sorlin, was a late Renaissance ‘universal man’: first Chancellor and founder-member of the Académie Française, last jester of the French royal court and star ... More

Seventeenth-Century FictionText and Transmission

Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Jacqueline Glomski and Isabelle Moreau (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The novel has become a news item. In the past few years, discussion of fiction in all sorts of media has intensified. The prominence of literary critics has increased, the awarding of lucrative book ... More

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