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Diderot: Political Writings

Diderot: Political Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: July 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369114

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  • This volume presents a selection of the political writings of one of the most significant figures of the French enlightenment. It contains the most important articles that Diderot contributed to the Encyclopédie, of which he was principal editor, the complete texts of his Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville and Observations sur le Nakaz (translated into English here for the first time), and a substantial number of his contributions to Raynal's Histoire des Deux Indes. The editors' introduction puts these works in context, showing their essential features and underlying coherence.

    • Good second tier Texts volume
    • Diderot is an important figure in French pre-Revolutionary political writing
    • Many of the pieces here are translated into English for the first time (notably Observations sur le Nakaz)
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    'As there is no collection of Diderot's political writings available in English translation, this volume fills an obvious gap and will, one hopes, encourage further study of Diderot's contribution to political theory … These texts are prefaced by an elegant introduction, and accompanied by a chronology, a useful guide to further reading and an ample index.' French History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369114
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Articles from the Encyclopedie
    Supplement to Bougainville's 'Voyage' Observations on the Nakaz
    Extracts from the Histoire des Deux Indes

  • Author

    Denis Diderot


    John Hope Mason

    Robert Wokler, University of Manchester

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