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Scotland and France in the Enlightenment

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With the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and the Act of Union in 1707, political relations between France and Scotland ("the Auld Alliance") diminished, but cultural exchange continued, argue Dawson (French, Michigan State U., US) and Morère (English and Scottish literature, U. Stendahl, France). These 14 essays explore connections in the realms of literature and the arts, encyclopedias and natural history, and philosophy and political though. Among the topics: the translation and reception of Voltaire's play, ...
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Overview

With the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and the Act of Union in 1707, political relations between France and Scotland ("the Auld Alliance") diminished, but cultural exchange continued, argue Dawson (French, Michigan State U., US) and Morère (English and Scottish literature, U. Stendahl, France). These 14 essays explore connections in the realms of literature and the arts, encyclopedias and natural history, and philosophy and political though. Among the topics: the translation and reception of Voltaire's play, L'Ecossaise; the impact of Scottish literature on French Romanticism; the reasons for the Encyclopedia Britannica's relative success over the superior Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert; and the reception of the work of David Hume and Adam Smith in France. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838755266
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations 9
Preface 11
Introduction: A New Incarnation of the Auld Alliance: "Franco-Scottish Studies" 13
Scotland and France in Smollett's Present State of All Nations, 1768-69 35
Voltaire's L'Ecossaise: The Story of a French and Scottish Fraud 61
Ossian and Belles Lettres: Scottish Influence on J.-B.-A. Suard and Late-Eighteenth-Century French Taste and Criticism 74
The French Taste for Scottish Literary Romanticism 90
"Peine forte et dure": Scott and France 108
French Art and the Scottish Enlightenment 128
The Tortoise and the Hare: A Comparison of the Longevity of the Encyclopaedia Britannica with the Encyclopedie 161
The Encyclopaedia Britannica and the French Revolution 175
French Thought in William Smellie's Natural History: A Scottish Reception of Buffon and Condillac 192
The Souls of Beasts: Hume and French Philosophy 221
The Representation of Adam Smith and David Hume in the Annee Litteraire and the Journal Encyclopedique 240
From Moral Philosophy to Public Policy: Sophie de Grouchy's Translation and Critique of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments 264
Enlightenment and Its Discontents: Robert Wallace and Rousseau on the Republic of Virtue 284
Beccaria, Voltaire, and the Scots on Capital Punishment: A Comparative View of the Legal Enlightenment 305
Contributors 331
Index 335
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