Calvet's Web: Enlightenment and the Republic of Letters in Eighteenth-Century France

Calvet's Web: Enlightenment and the Republic of Letters in Eighteenth-Century France

by Laurence Brockliss, L. W. Brockliss
     
 

ISBN-10: 019924748X

ISBN-13: 9780199247486

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Calvet's Web is a study of the correspondence network of an Avignon physician in the period 1750-1810. Esprit Calvet was an antiquarian, natural historian, and bibliophile, and was at the centre of a circle of like-minded intellectuals from various backgrounds, chiefly based in the Rhone valley. Laurence Brockliss explores for the first time an important

Overview

Calvet's Web is a study of the correspondence network of an Avignon physician in the period 1750-1810. Esprit Calvet was an antiquarian, natural historian, and bibliophile, and was at the centre of a circle of like-minded intellectuals from various backgrounds, chiefly based in the Rhone valley. Laurence Brockliss explores for the first time an important contribution to our understanding of the social construction of knowledge, and offers a new picture of the relationship between the Republic of Letters and the Enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247486
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Republic of Letters and Enlightenment
1. Esprit Calvet
2. The intellectual milieu
3. The physician
4. The antiquarian
5. The natural historian
6. The bibliophile
7. The revolutionary climacteric
8. Conclusion: Enlightenment and Republic of Letters

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