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The Encyclopedists as a Group: A Collective Biography of the Authors of the 'Encyclopédie'

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780729405218
ISBN-10: 0729405214
Author: Frank A. Kafker
Publication Date: 01-Jan-1996
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Table of Contents:



List of maps

A chart of biographical information on the Encyclopedists

Dates of publication of the volumes of the Encyclopédie


I. Introduction

I. The Encyclopedists before the publication of the Encyclopédie

II. The Encyclopedists from 1751-1787

2. The regional and institutional centres of the Encyclopedic enterprise

3. The recruitment and pay of the contributors

4. The scholarly calibre of the team

5. The religious and political ideas of the Encyclopédie and the Encyclopedists

6. The effects of censorship on the Encyclopédie and the Encyclopedists

7. The effects of persecution on the Encyclopédie and the Encyclopedists

III. The Encyclopedists and the French Revolution

8. The Encyclopedists and the coming of the French Revolution (1787-1789)

9. The Encyclopedists and the Reign of Terror (1793-1794)

IV. The later years of the Encyclopedists

10. Old age and productivity among the Encyclopedists

V. Conclusion

11. The Encyclopedists and the rule of Napoleon (1799-1815)

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