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Published: 06 November 2019

384 Pages | 1 black and white image


ISBN: 9780198826323

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Dignified Retreat

Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu

Robert A. Schneider

  • Offers a panoramic study of the vibrant literary and intellectual culture that emerged in early seventeenth-century France
  • Draws on the writings of more than 100 writers and intellectuals of the period
  • Shows how these writers, despite their diverse beliefs and literary styles, largely shared a commitment to a cultural renewal of France, its rise to prominence in the geopolitical arena of Europe, and the emergence of a strong centralized monarchy