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Fact and Fiction in Susan Du Verger’s Translations of Jean-Pierre Camus’s Les Euenemens singuliers, Les Relations morales, and Diotrephe. Histoire Valentine

Brenda M. Hosington

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1639, Susan Du Verger translated selections from two of Jean-Pierre Camus’s collections of short stories, Les Euenemens singuliers (1628) and Les Relations morales (1631). She followed this in ... More


Cartesian Générosité and Its Antecedents

Michael Moriarty

in The Measure of Greatness: Philosophers on Magnanimity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198840688
eISBN:
9780191882654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840688.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter contains an exposition of Descartes’s ethics, the keystone of which is the concept of générosité. This incorporates both a cognitive state (the knowledge that nothing belongs to us but ... More


Conclusion

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This concluding chapter returns to the question of ethics, using a lyric by Gulhem IX, the first troubadour, to illustrate how courtly texts instantiate an ethics grounded in renunciation. It then ... More


Epilogue: Enfranchising the Reader-Writer in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The ‘Epilogue’ (2.7) picks up the discussion from the ‘Prologue’ (1.1) and extends it across a broader canvas in the history of the book and of reading. It asks how the case studies in previous ... More


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