The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne by Philippe DesanThe Oxford Handbook of Montaigne by Philippe Desan

The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne

EditorPhilippe Desan

Hardcover | November 25, 2016

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"The creator of the 'essay,' Michel de Montaigne serves as a bridge between what we call the early modern and modernity. The Essays resemble a patchwork of personal reflections that tend toward a single goal: to live better in the present and to prepare for death. Montaigne constantly redefines the nature of his task in order to fashion himself anew and, in the end, offers an impressionistic model of descriptions based on momentary experiences. Over the centuries, the reception of Montaigne has been anything but simple. The institutionalization of an author depends on what one might call his or her 'ideological and historical trajectory.' An effect of 'globalization' has even reached Montaigne in recent years, bringing him sudden, worldwide visibility. His thought has become internationalized, and he is read, studied, and commented in most European countries as well as in North America, Latin America, and Asia" --
Title:The Oxford Handbook of MontaigneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 9.8 × 7.09 × 2.01 inPublished:November 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019021533X

ISBN - 13:9780190215330