From Barbarism to Universality: Language and Identity in Early Modern France

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As European vernaculars emerged from the shadow of Latin in the early modern era, the French language acquired greater prestige than any other on the continent while French culture simultaneously came to exert a disproportionately large influence across national borders. Christopher Coski closely examines landmark French texts from the period to explore the literary and philosophical forces at play in a transformation of French self-perception, as French intellectuals from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries moved ...

From Barbarism to Universality: Language and Identity in Early Modern France 2011, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781611170368

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