Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais F.

  • Author : Rabelais F.
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 9785521057290
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Франсуа Рабле – один из величайших французских сатириков XVI века, чьи произведения считаются классикой мировой литературы. «Гаргантюа и Пантагрюэль» – это самое известное произведение Рабле, которое остаётся актуальным и по сей день. Гротескный роман в сатирической манере описывает путешествие отца и сына в страну Великанов. Читателя ждут необычные персонажи, яркое повествование и незабываемые приключения! Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

The Fifth Book by Peter Anthony Motteux

  • Author : Peter Anthony Motteux
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066310813
  • Totalpages : 123
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
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"The Fifth Book" by Peter Anthony Motteux, Thomas Urquhart. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Rabelais’s Contempt for Fortune by Timothy Haglund

  • Author : Timothy Haglund
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781498575461
  • Totalpages : 178
  • Release Date : 2018-11-19
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Although he writes in a different genre than most other political thinkers, Francois Rabelais’s contribution to political philosophy carries weight because of his famous humor and unique style, which provide sharp insight into the limits of human agency and throw doubt on the more “serious” projects of his peers.

The Third Book by François Rabelais

  • Author : François Rabelais
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066464301
  • Totalpages : 223
  • Release Date : 2021-04-10
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"The Third Book" by François Rabelais (translated by Thomas Urquhart, Peter Antony Motteux). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Chronicles of Narnia Vol III: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S.Lewis

  • Author : C.S.Lewis
  • Publisher : Enrich Spot Limited
  • Isbn : 9789887739586
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  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees Edmund and Lucy, along with their priggish cousin Eustace Scrubb, return to Narnia. Once there, they join Caspian's voyage on the ship to find the seven lords who were banished when Miraz took over the throne. As they sail toward Aslan's country at the edge of the world, they come face to face with many dangers and wonders, including the place where dreams come true. They discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning…

In Search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood

  • Author : Michael Wood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 9781448141517
  • Totalpages : 288
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
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This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

  • Author : Francois Rabelais
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Isbn : 9780486820798
  • Totalpages : 816
  • Release Date : 2017-03-06
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Rabelais' bawdy 16th-century masterpiece, ostensibly the adventures of a giant and his son, satirizes Medieval and Renaissance ideology. Using his ribald humor, Rabelais addresses timeless issues of education, politics, and philosophy.

Laughter At The Foot Of The Cross by M.a. Screech

  • Author : M.a. Screech
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9780429721571
  • Totalpages : 354
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
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"Christian laughter is a maze: you could easily get snarled up within it." So says Michael A. Screech in his note to readers preceding this collection of fifty-three elegant and pithy essays. As Screech reveals, the question of whether laughter is acceptable to the god of the Old and New Testaments is a dangerous one. But we are fortunate in our gu

Pantagruel and Gargantua by Francois Rabelais

  • Author : Francois Rabelais
  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Isbn : 9780714549453
  • Totalpages : 353
  • Release Date : 2019-02-15
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With his birth itself a monumental exploit in itself, it is clear that the giant Pantagruel is destined to great things, and the novel that bears his name chronicles his the remarkable life of the exuberant youth: from his voracious reading habits to his escapades with the knave Panurge and his prowess in battle. The second work in this volume deals with the history of his father Gargantua, whose biography is equally if not more outlandish and larger than life.But these bawdy and boisterous tales, with their fixation on food and faeces, are not just entertaining yarns, as Francois Rabelais, one of the foremost humanists of the sixteenth century, parodies medieval learning, lambasts the established church authority and develops his own ideal visions for the ordering of society.

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais F.

  • Author : Rabelais F.
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
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Франсуа Рабле – один из величайших французских сатириков XVI века, чьи произведения считаются классикой мировой литературы. «Гаргантюа и Пантагрюэль» – это самое известное произведение Рабле, которое остаётся актуальным и по сей день. Гротескный роман в сатирической манере описывает путешествие отца и сына в страну Великанов. Читателя ждут необычные персонажи, яркое повествование и незабываемые приключения! Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Advertising the Self in Renaissance France by Scott Francis

  • Author : Scott Francis
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Isbn : 9781644530085
  • Totalpages : 288
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
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Advertising the Self in Renaissance France explores how authors and readers are represented in printed editions of three major literary figures: Jean Lemaire de Belges, Clément Marot, and François Rabelais. Print culture is marked by an anxiety of reception that became much more pronounced with increasingly anonymous and unpredictable readerships in the sixteenth century. To allay this anxiety, authors, as well as editors and printers, turned to self-fashioning in order to sell not only their books but also particular ways of reading. They advertised correct modes of reading as transformative experiences offered by selfless authors that would help the actual reader attain the image of the ideal reader held up by the text and paratext. Thus, authorial personae were constructed around the self-fashioning offered to readers, creating an interdependent relationship that anticipated modern advertising. Distributed for the University of Delaware Press

A New History of French Literature by Denis Hollier

  • Author : Denis Hollier
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 9780674254619
  • Totalpages : 1200
  • Release Date : 1998-08-19
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Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance language—to the present decade is the most compact and imaginative single-volume guide available in English to the French literary tradition. In fact, no comparable work exists in either language. It is not the customary inventory of authors and titles but rather a collection of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena. It sets before us writers, public figures, criminals, saints, and monarchs, as well as religious, cultural, and social revolutions. It gives us books, paintings, public monuments, even TV shows. Written by 164 American and European specialists, the essays are introduced by date and arranged in chronological order, but here ends the book’s resemblance to the usual history of literature. Each date is followed by a headline evoking an event that indicates the chronological point of departure. Usually the event is literary—the publication of an original work, a journal, a translation, the first performance of a play, the death of an author—but some events are literary only in terms of their repercussions and resonances. Essays devoted to a genre exist alongside essays devoted to one book, institutions are presented side by side with literary movements, and large surveys appear next to detailed discussions of specific landmarks. No article is limited to the “life and works” of a single author. Proust, for example, appears through various lenses: fleetingly, in 1701, apropos of Antoine Galland’s translation of The Thousand and One Nights; in 1898, in connection with the Dreyfus Affair; in 1905, on the occasion of the law on the separation of church and state; in 1911, in relation to Gide and their different treatments of homosexuality; and at his death in 1922. Without attempting to cover every author, work, and cultural development since the Serments de Strasbourg in 842, this history succeeds in being both informative and critical about the more than 1,000 years it describes. The contributors offer us a chance to appreciate not only French culture but also the major critical positions in literary studies today. A New History of French Literature will be essential reading for all engaged in the study of French culture and for all who are interested in it. It is an authoritative, lively, and readable volume.

A Short History of French Literature by Sarah Kay

  • Author : Sarah Kay
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 9780191516221
  • Totalpages : 356
  • Release Date : 2006-01-12
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This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories told at varying pace and with different kinds of focus. Readers can thus take in the broad sweep of historical change, grasp the main characteristics of major periods, or enjoy a close appraisal of individual works and their contexts. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical style that will make it attractive to students and to all those who enjoy French Literature.

French Literature by Carol Clark

  • Author : Carol Clark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781780740928
  • Totalpages : 208
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
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Boasting one of Western culture's oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Moliere to the torment of Baudelaire's verse, it has inspired writers and artists everywhere throughout the ages. This comprehensive Beginner's Guide tells French literature's compelling story from the beginning right up to today. Highlighting its distinct qualities, Carol Clark explores how the literary styles of different periods took shape and shows what we can gain from reading classic and modern French works. With translations and explanations of noteworthy extracts from celebrated writers, this is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to discover the delights French literature offers.

Gargantua by François Rabelais (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries

  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Isbn : 9782806296542
  • Totalpages : 33
  • Release Date : 2017-05-24
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Gargantua with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Gargantua by François Rabelais, the follow-up to the popular novel Pantagruel. In this satirical tale, Rabelais tells the story of Gargantua, the father of the giant we meet in the first book, and describes the trials and tests he faces along his path to education. Gargantua was published in 1534 but met with considerable controversy, as a result of its bawdy language and numerous possible interpretations. Rabelais himself was no stranger to public outrage, being widely known as a drunkard with a talent for stirring up strong reactions. He is best-known for his pentalogy of novels about the adventures of two giants, Pantagruel and Gargantua, and is considered to be one of the most significant writers in Western literature. Find out everything you need to know about Gargantua in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury

  • Author : George Saintsbury
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066208233
  • Totalpages : 637
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
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"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Villainy in France (1463-1610) by Jonathan Patterson

  • Author : Jonathan Patterson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780192576286
  • Totalpages : 320
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
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Obscene poetry, servants' slanders against their masters, the diabolical acts of those who committed massacre and regicide. This is a book about the harmful, outward manifestation of inner malice—villainy—in French culture (1463-1610). In pre-modern France, villainous offences were countered, if never fully contained, by intersecting legal and literary responses. Combining the methods of legal anthropology with literary and historical analysis, this study examines villainy across juridical documents, criminal records, and literary texts. Whilst few people obtained justice through the law, many pursued out-of-court settlements of one kind or another. Literary texts commemorated villainies both fictitious and historical; literature sometimes instantiated the process of redress, and enabled the transmission of conflicts from one context to another. Villainy in France follows this overflowing current of pre-modern French culture, examining its impact within France and across the English Channel. Scholars and cultural critics of the Anglophone world have long been fascinated by villainy and villains. This book reveals the subject's significant 'Frenchness' and establishes a transcultural approach to it in law and literature. In this study, villainy's particular significance emerges through its representation in authors remembered for their less-than respectable, even criminal, activities: François Villon, Clément Marot, François Rabelais, Pierre de L'Estoile, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Marston, and George Chapman. Villainy in France affords legal-literary comparison of these authors alongside many of their lesser-known contemporaries; in so doing, it reinterprets French conflicts within a wider European context, from the mid-fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century.

Historical Dictionary of French Literature by John Flower

  • Author : John Flower
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 9780810879454
  • Totalpages : 626
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
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Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.

The French Renaissance and Its Heritage by D. R. Haggis

  • Author : D. R. Haggis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781000021806
  • Totalpages : 314
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
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Originally published in 1968 this collection of essays is authored by scholars from the UK, Europe and the U. S. A. and covers Renaissance art, prose and poetry including discussions on the work of Montaigne, Rabelais, Flaubert and Baudelaire.

Pantagruel by François Rabelais

  • Author : François Rabelais
  • Publisher : Primento
  • Isbn : 9782335008401
  • Totalpages : 182
  • Release Date : 2015-02-04
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Extrait : "Gargantua, en son âge de quatre cent quatre-vingts quarante et quatre ans, engendra son fils Pantagruel de sa femme, nommée Badebec, fille du roi des Amaurotes en Utopie, laquelle mourut du mal d'enfant : car il était si merveilleusement grand et si lourd qu'il ne peut venir à lumière sans ainsi suffoquer sa mère."

Rabelais’s Contempt for Fortune by Timothy Haglund

  • Author : Timothy Haglund
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781498575461
  • Totalpages : 178
  • Release Date : 2018-11-19
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Although he writes in a different genre than most other political thinkers, Francois Rabelais’s contribution to political philosophy carries weight because of his famous humor and unique style, which provide sharp insight into the limits of human agency and throw doubt on the more “serious” projects of his peers.

Authority in European Book Culture 1400-1600 by Pollie Bromilow

  • Author : Pollie Bromilow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317176947
  • Totalpages : 244
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
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Through its many and varied manifestations, authority has frequently played a role in the communication process in both manuscript and print. This volume explores how authority, whether religious, intellectual, political or social, has enforced the circulation of certain texts and text versions, or acted to prevent the distribution of books, pamphlets and other print matter. It also analyzes how readers, writers and printers have sometimes rebelled against the constraints and restrictions of authority, publishing controversial works anonymously or counterfeiting authoritative texts; and how the written or printed word itself has sometimes been perceived to have a kind of authority, which might have had ramifications in social, political or religious spheres. Contributors look at the experience of various European cultures-English, French, German and Italian-to allow for comparative study of a number of questions pertinent to the period. Among the issues explored are local and regional factors influencing book production; the interplay between manuscript and print culture; the slippage between authorship and authority; and the role of civic and religious authority in cultural production. Deliberately conceived to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between the history of the book, and literary and cultural history, this volume takes a pan-European perspective to explore the ways in which authority infiltrates and is in turn propagated or undermined by book culture.

Hist West Educ:Modern West by James Bowen

  • Author : James Bowen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136501241
  • Totalpages : 664
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Culture of Translation in Early Modern England and France, 1500-1660 by T. Demtriou

  • Author : T. Demtriou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137401496
  • Totalpages : 231
  • Release Date : 2015-03-18
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This book explores modalities and cultural interventions of translation in the early modern period, focusing on the shared parameters of these two translation cultures. Translation emerges as a powerful tool for thinking about community and citizenship, literary tradition and the classical past, certitude and doubt, language and the imagination.

A History of French Literature by David Coward

  • Author : David Coward
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9780470751954
  • Totalpages : 640
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
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This magnificent volume provides a complete history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day, taking us beyond traditional definitions of ‘literature' into the world of the best-seller and, beyond words, to graphic fiction and cinema Presents a definitive history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day. Incorporates coverage of Francophone writing in Europe, Canada, the West Indies and North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Links the development of literature to the mentalities and social conditions which produced it. Takes us beyond “literature” to study graphic fiction, cinema and the bestseller. Maps the rise of the Intellectual, and in so doing charts a progression from literary doctrine to critical theory.

The Red and the Black by Stendhal

  • Author : Stendhal
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 9781588363053
  • Totalpages : 560
  • Release Date : 2003-06-24
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A Major New Translation The Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel’s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post–Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. Neglected during its time, The Red and the Black has assumed its rightful place as one of the world’s great books, and Burton Raffel’s extraordinary new translation, coupled with an enlightening Introduction by Diane Johnson, helps it shine more brightly than ever before.

Charting Change in France Around 1540 by Marian Rothstein

  • Author : Marian Rothstein
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Isbn : 1575911086
  • Totalpages : 224
  • Release Date : 2006
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During the decade or so surrounding 1540, there is a change in French thinkers' assumptions about themselves, their country, and their place in the world. This evolutionary change is examined from multidisciplinary points of view, providing readers with tools for interpreting, defining, and understanding it in a broader sense. The character of the change being explored here is neither rupture nor revolution. It is a displacement of center that contributes to, or in some cases actually creates, a changed relation between past and mid-sixteenth-century present as well as between that present and attitudes toward the future. During the period around 1540, French thinkers and French perceptions opened to the notion that what-had-never-been now could be, what for lack of a better term, called the new, often accompanied by a nationalism proclaiming it for France. This brings a fresh understanding of what it means to be French - in language, in music, even in food. It brings an expansion of categories to be treated as part of the French economy, like Canadian fish, or more surprisingly, leisure, or music. Marian Rothstein is Professor of French at Carthage College.

Bescherelle Chronologie de l'histoire de France by Guillaume Bourel

  • Author : Guillaume Bourel
  • Publisher : Hatier
  • Isbn : 9782401060593
  • Totalpages : 432
  • Release Date : 2019-10-02
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La nouvelle édition d’une chronologie de l’histoire de France signée Bescherelle. Un ouvrage complet, fiable et attractif qui s’adresse à tous les curieux d’histoire. Le récit de l’histoire de France, des origines à nos jours La chronologie couvre une période allant du VIIe siècle avant J.-C. à la très récente « crise des gilets jaunes ». 158 dates emblématiques sont ainsi présentées, de manière vivante et rigoureuse, permettant de revivre l’histoire de France et d’en percevoir les phénomènes majeurs. Une organisation claire, une mise en page rythmée • Au début de chaque partie, une grande frise chronologique. • Puis au fil des doubles pages, le récit de chaque événement, en textes et en images. • À intervalles réguliers, des dossiers sur des phénomènes clés de la période.

The pleasant land of France by Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle

  • Author : Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Isbn :
  • Totalpages : 359
  • Release Date : 1908-01-01
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Making and Rethinking the Renaissance by Giancarlo Abbamonte

  • Author : Giancarlo Abbamonte
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 9783110660968
  • Totalpages : 271
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
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The purpose of this volume is to investigate the crucial role played by the return of knowledge of Greek in the transformation of European culture, both through the translation of texts, and through the direct study of the language. It aims to collect and organize in one database all the digitalised versions of the first editions of Greek grammars, lexica and school texts available in Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, between two crucial dates: the start of Chrysoloras’s teaching in Florence (c. 1397) and the end of the activity of Aldo Manuzio and Andrea Asolano in Venice (c. 1529). This is the first step in a major investigation into the knowledge of Greek and its dissemination in Western Europe: the selection of the texts and the first milestones in teaching methods were put together in that period, through the work of scholars like Chrysoloras, Guarino and many others. A remarkable role was played also by the men involved in the Council of Ferrara (1438-39), where there was a large circulation of Greek books and ideas. About ten years later, Giovanni Tortelli, together with Pope Nicholas V, took the first steps in founding the Vatican Library. Research into the return of the knowledge of Greek to Western Europe has suffered for a long time from the lack of intersection of skills and fields of research: to fully understand this phenomenon, one has to go back a very long way through the tradition of the texts and their reception in contexts as different as the Middle Ages and the beginning of Renaissance humanism. However, over the past thirty years, scholars have demonstrated the crucial role played by the return of knowledge of Greek in the transformation of European culture, both through the translation of texts, and through the direct study of the language. In addition, the actual translations from Greek into Latin remain poorly studied and a clear understanding of the intellectual and cultural contexts that produced them is lacking. In the Middle Ages the knowledge of Greek was limited to isolated areas that had no reciprocal links. As had happened to many Latin authors, all Greek literature was rather neglected, perhaps because a number of philosophical texts had already been available in translation from the seventh century AD, or because of a sense of mistrust, due to their ethnic and religious differences. Between the 12th and 14th century AD, a change is perceptible: the sharp decrease in Greek texts and knowledge in the South of Italy, once a reference-point for this kind of study, was perhaps an important reason prompting Italian humanists to go and study Greek in Constantinople. Over the past thirty years it has become evident to scholars that humanism, through the re-appreciation of classical antiquity, created a bridge to the modern era, which also includes the Middle Ages. The criticism by the humanists of medieval authors did not prevent them from using a number of tools that the Middle Ages had developed or synthesized: glossaries, epitomes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, translations, commentaries. At present one thing that is missing, however, is a systematic study of the tools used for the study of Greek between the 15th and 16th century; this is truly important, because, in the following centuries, Greek culture provided the basis of European thought in all the most important fields of knowledge. This volume seeks to supply that gap.

Understanding Henri Lefebvre by Stuart Elden

  • Author : Stuart Elden
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780826444813
  • Totalpages : 272
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
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Henri Lefebvre has been celebrated as one of the most influential social theorists of the twentieth century. Understanding Henri Lefebvre places Lefebvre in his historical and intellectual context and analyzes the extraordinary range of his work, across politics, philosophy, history, literature and culture. Particular emphasis is given to Lefebvre's trilogy of inspirational thinkers-Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche; his links to contemporaries such as Heidegger, Axelos and the Situationalists; and his critiques of existentialism and structuralism. Analysis of his writings on cities are balanced with those on rural communities, the production of space connected to ideas of time and history, and everyday life linked to the festival and cultural revolution. Understanding Henri Lefebvre offers the most wide-ranging and reliable account of this central theorist available.

Pleasure and Pain in Nineteenth-century French Literature and Culture by David Evans

  • Author : David Evans
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9789042025028
  • Totalpages : 286
  • Release Date : 2008
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From Sade at one end of the nineteenth century to Freud at the other, via many French novelists and poets, pleasure and pain become ever more closely entwined. Whereas the inseparability of these themes has hitherto been studied from isolated perspectives, such as psychoanalysis, sadism and sado-masochism, melancholy, or post-structuralist textualjouissance, the originality of this collaborative volume lies in its exploration of how pleasure and pain function across a broader range of contexts. The essays collected here demonstrate how the complex relationship between pleasure and pain plays a vital role in structuring nineteenth-century thinking in prose fiction (Balzac, Flaubert, Musset, Maupassant, Zola), verse and the memoir as well as socio-cultural studies, medical discourses, aesthetic theory and the visual arts. Featuring an international selection of contributors representing the full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies – historical, literary, cultural, art historical, philosophical, and sociopolitical – the volume attests to the vitality, coherence and interdisciplinarity of nineteenth-century French studies and will be of interest to a wide cross-section of scholars and students of French literature, society and culture.

Rabelais's Radical Farce by E. Bruce Hayes

  • Author : E. Bruce Hayes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317072317
  • Totalpages : 196
  • Release Date : 2016-05-23
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In the first extended investigation of the importance of dramatic farce in Rabelais studies, Bruce Hayes makes an important contribution to the understanding of the theater of farce and its literary possibilities. By tracing the development of farce in late medieval and Renaissance comedic theater in comparison to the evolution of farce in Rabelais's work, Hayes distinguishes Rabelais's use of the device from traditional farce. While traditional farce is primarily conservative in its aims, with an emphasis on maintaining the status quo, Rabelais puts farce to radical new uses, making it subversive in his own work. Bruce Hayes examines the use of farce in Pantagruel, Gargantua, and the Tiers and Quart livres, showing how Rabelais recast farce in a humanist context, making it a vehicle for attacking the status quo and posing alternatives to contemporary legal, educational, and theological systems. Rabelais's Radical Farce illustrates the rich possibilities of a genre often considered simplistic and unsophisticated, disclosing how Rabelais in fact introduced both a radical reformulation of farce, and a new form of humanist satire.

Allusions and Reflections by

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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781443878913
  • Totalpages : 498
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
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In June 2012, scholars from a number of disciplines and countries gathered in Stockholm to discuss the representation of ancient mythology in Renaissance Europe. This symposium was an opportunity for the participants to cross disciplinary borders and to problematize a well-researched field. The aim was to move beyond a view of mythology as mere propaganda in order to promote an understanding of ancient tales and fables as contemporary means to explain and comprehend the Early Modern world. W ...

Laughter at the Foot of the Cross by Michael A. Screech

  • Author : Michael A. Screech
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 9780226245256
  • Totalpages : 352
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
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“Christian laughter is a maze: you could easily get snarled up within it.” So says Michael A. Screech in his note to readers preceding this collection of fifty-three elegant and pithy essays. As Screech reveals, the question of whether laughter is acceptable to the god of the Old and New Testaments is a dangerous one. But we are fortunate in our guide: drawing on his immense knowledge of the classics and of humanists like Erasmus and Rabelais—who used Plato and Aristotle to interpret the Gospels—and incorporating the thoughts of Aesop, Calvin, Lucian of Samosata, Luther, Socrates, and others, Screech shows that Renaissance thinkers revived ancient ideas about what inspires laughter and whether it could ever truly be innocent. As Screech argues, in the minds of Renaissance scholars, laughter was to be taken very seriously. Indeed, in an era obsessed with heresy and reform, this most human of abilities was no laughing matter.

Laughter, Jestbooks and Society in the Spanish Netherlands by Johan Verberckmoes

  • Author : Johan Verberckmoes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781349271764
  • Totalpages : 214
  • Release Date : 1999-03-15
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Prior to the modern age laughter raised passions and activated the body to sweat and shake. Derision was not distinguished from joy. Deceiving the senses by tricks or funny stories made all people laugh loudly, regardless of class. Johan Verberckmoes describes, in this innovating book, the hotchpotch of comic images and stories in 'Flandes' during the rule of the Spanish Habsburgs, from 1500 to 1700. It challenges the Bakhtinian idea of a caesura in the history of laughter around 1600.

Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War by Roman Rosenbaum

  • Author : Roman Rosenbaum
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136936210
  • Totalpages : 272
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
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When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of these groups have been discussed in a large corpus of what we may call ‘disenfranchised literature’, and the research presented in this book intends to add an additional and particularly controversial example to the long list of the voice- and powerless. The presence of members of what is known as the yakeato sedai or the generation of people who experienced the fire-bombings of the Asia–Pacific War is conspicuous in all areas of contemporary Japan. From literature to the visual arts, from music to theatre, from architecture to politics, their influence and in many cases guiding principles is evident everywhere and in many cases forms the keystone of modern Japanese society and culture. The contributors to this book explore the impact of the yakeato generation - and their literary, creative and cultural and works - on the postwar period by drawing out the importance of the legacy of those people who truly survived the darkest hour of the twentieth century and re-evaluate the ramifications of their experiences in contemporary Japanese society and culture. As such this book will be of huge interest to those studying Japanese history, literature, poetry and cultural studies.

Lonely Planet France by Lonely Planet

  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : 9781788685283
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  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
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Lonely Planet’s France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a café crème at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix and explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims – all with your trusted travel companion.

The Androgyne in Early Modern France by Marian Rothstein

  • Author : Marian Rothstein
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137541376
  • Totalpages : 256
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
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Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power.

The Gargantuan Polity by Michael Randall

  • Author : Michael Randall
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 9781442692749
  • Totalpages : 432
  • Release Date : 2008-11-18
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Critics and scholars have long argued that the Renaissance was the period that gave rise to the modern individual. The Gargantuan Polity examines political, legal, theological, and literary texts in the late Middle Ages, to show how individuals were defined by contracts of mutual obligation, which allowed rulers to hold power due to approval of their subjects. Noting how the relationship between rulers and individuals changed with the rise of absolute monarchy, Michael Randall provides significant insight into Renaissance culture and politics by showing how individuals went from being understood in terms of their objective relations with the community to subjective beings. By studying this evolution, he challenges the argument that subjectivity enabled modern political autonomy to come into existence, and instead argues that subjectivity might have disempowered the outwardly directed and highly political individuals of the late Middle Ages. A profound and detailed study of one of the most drastic periods of change, The Gargantuan Polity will be of interest to scholars of French literature, the Renaissance, and intellectual history.