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Guide to the published works of Benjamin Constant


Introduction

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Summary of checklist

Checklist of the published works of Benjamin Constant

A Separate works

B Speeches and official papers

C Contributions to collective works and works by other writers

D Contributions to periodicals and newspapers

E Collections and selections

F Correspondence

G The Acte additionnel aux constitutions de l'Empire, 1815

Miscellany/Mélanges


Merle L. Perkins, Montesquieu on national power and international rivalry

Margaret D. Thomas, Michel de La Roche: a Huguenot critic of Calvin

Marie Souviron, Les Pensées philosophiques de Diderot ou les 'Provinciales' de l'athéisme

Jean-Jacques Robrieux, Jean-Philippe Rameau et l'opinion philosophique en France au dix-huitième siècle

David Langdon, On the meanings of the conclusion of Candide

Gambling


Preface

Introduction

1. The extent of the problem

2. Gambling and the law

3. The early moralists and the emergence of agreement, 1685-1714

4. Two disputes: Natural Law and theology

5. The later moralists, 1715-1792

6. Moralising through dramatic literature

7. Gambling in the novel

Conclusion

Select bibliography

Index

Adélaïde Du Guesclin

This volume contains Voltaire's early successful plays, Adélaïde Du Guesclin and its subsequent reworkings: Les Frères ennemis, Amélie ou le duc de Foix and Alamire. Adélaïde Du Guesclin is the first of Voltaire’s historical plays to draw on the French Middle Ages for its characters rather than an 18th century fantasy of the Middle East, although the dark drama of jealous passion and noble patriotism which unfolds is Voltaire’s own creation.

Rhétorique et roman au dix-huitième siècle


Introduction

1. Une réflexion sur l'éloquence

i. Le contexte théorique: de B. Lamy à Diderot

ii. Formes romanesques

2. Quand dire, c'est faire: les pouvoirs de l'éloquence

i. L'art de persuader

ii. Une argumentation ambiguë

iii. La rhétorique du pouvoir

3. Le moi et l'autre: les enjeux psychologiques de la persuasion

i. Une image caricaturale

ii. La persuasion intérieure

iii. Une double aliénation

Conclusion

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