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Author Stalnaker, Joanna
Title The Unfinished Enlightenment : Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Buffon and Daubenton's Two Horses -- 2 Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Strawberry Plant -- 3 Diderot's Word Machine -- 4 Delille's Little Encyclopedia -- 5 Mercier's Unframed Paris -- 6 Description in Revolution -- Conclusion Virtual Encyclopedias -- Bibliography -- Index
In The Unfinished Enlightenment, Joanna Stalnaker offers a fresh look at the French Enlightenment by focusing on the era's vast, collective attempt to compile an ongoing and provisional description of the world
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Stalnaker, Joanna The Unfinished Enlightenment : Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2011 9780801448645
Subject French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.;Description (Rhetoric) -- History -- 18th century.;Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French -- History and criticism.;Natural history -- France -- History -- 18th century.;Enlightenment -- France.;France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
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