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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen lectures given to the National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004. The topical issues debated in this volume include the patenting of AIDS drugs, the ... More


Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Montaigne's age hardly anyone made a living through writing. This book examines the practical world in which he and his peers wrote in order to suggest that works like the Essays, for all the ... More


Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, ... More


Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More


Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

From 1595-1600, Shakespeare dissected the workings of political power in the four histories of the Henriad and in Hamlet in ways which remarkably parallel — and were perhaps influenced by — the ideas ... More


Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Fred Parker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘The more we enquire, the less we can resolve’, wrote Johnson. Scepticism — a reasoned emphasis on the severe limitations of rationality — would seem to undermine the grounds of belief and action. ... More


Pericles in Disgrace: A Long Spell in Purgatory (15th to 18th Centuries)

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the idea of a disgraced, even forgotten Pericles. In the accounts of Athens from Antiquity right down to the eighteenth century, Pericles, ignored and sometimes discredited, was ... More


Gellius in the French Renaissance

Michael Heath

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the editorial tradition of Gellius in France from 1508 down to Carrio's edition of 1585, with extensive paratextual matter by Henri Estienne, in particular the essays named in ... More


Abandoning Judgment: Montaignian Skeptics and Cartesian Fanatics

Douglas John Casson

in Liberating Judgment: Fanatics, Skeptics, and John Locke's Politics of Probability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144740
eISBN:
9781400836888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes how the crisis of authority led some to abandon the possibility of public justification altogether and others to seek out a type of knowledge that would be invulnerable to ... More


The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Montaigne's life was as admirable as Hume's. Its style was self-directedness, its attitude inwardness, its manner independence, and its project the Essays that recorded, formed, and reflected the way ... More


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