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The Founding of the Académie Française and Its Development through the Late Seventeenth Century

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

What would become the Académie Française had modest beginnings as an informal weekly gathering of young men in Paris to discuss literary matters. Although its members tried to keep their meetings ... More


The Fifth Edition Superseded

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The second class of the Institut National had been given the task of preparing the sixth edition of the dictionary. The class had several Napoleonic loyalists, ensuring control of its content, and ... More


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


The Novels and the New Académie-Française

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets published three novels: Ariane, read from the manuscript in 1631 to the group of men who formed the Académie-Française and dedicated ‘Aux Dame’ in 1632 under the pseudonym ‘de ... More


The Académie and Its Dictionary from the Beginning of the Revolution until the End of the Monarchy

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The French Revolution ushered in a remarkable change in language, with both neologisms and new meanings for existing words. Supporters and critics of the Revolution often utilized a dictionary format ... More


Introduction

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets, later Sieur de Saint-Sorlin, last jester of the royal Court of France and first Chancellor of the Académie-Française, is arguably one of the most versatile, and certainly one of the ... More


The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Wendy S Mercer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is the first critical biography of Xavier Marmier. The celebrity of Marmier was such that his death made headline news in most major newspapers in France. Marmier earned his reputation by being ... More


The Académie and Its Dictionaries under the Old Regime

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Because of criticism of its dictionary, the Académie decided to revise the work rather than begin work on a grammar. It adhered to this pattern throughout the eighteenth century and produced new ... More


Missions and Offices

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets held important offices, first as ‘le bouffon du Roi’, with access to the Conseil as a favourite perhaps as early as 1614. By 1620 he was Député pour les fortifications de l'Armée du ... More


The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

From its initial appearance in 1694 and through successive editions in 1718, 1740, and 1762, the Dictionnaire de l’Académie Française had risen to become the definitive arbiter of the French ... More


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