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Published: 28 February 2021

372 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622485

Bookseller Code (09)

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

Colonial Traveller, Enlightenment Reformer, Celebrity Writer

Simon Davies

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • The fresh perspectives in this book further enhance Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's reputation as an essential point of reference for understanding the late eighteenth-century cultural, philosophical and political scene in France
  • The book explores the importance of celebrity in shaping moral, social and political attitudes throughout France in the late eighteenth century
  • This monograph makes extensive use of revealing, new material in terms of letters and editions in which the author is actively involved and provides new insights into his era
  • Bernardin was a rare eye-witness to slavery and to French colonial administration who angered the Ancien Régime authorities through his scathing commentaries
  • The interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary range of this study would interest scholars in French studies, historians of the environment, of science, of commerce, of education, of political ideas and of the book trade