Biography in Early Modern France, 1540-1630: Forms and Functions

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When the famous Royal Professor of Philosophy and Eloquence Petrus Ramus (1515-1572) gave a lecture, one of his most promising pupils stood by, ready to tug on his coat if he made a mistake. That pupil was Ramus's future biographer, the much less famous Nicolas de Nancel (1539-1610), who recounted this anecdote in his Vita Rami (1599).

Biography in Early Modern France, 1540-1630: Forms and Functions 2007, Maney Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781905981113

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