Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers,
by Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d’Alembert, and Louis, Chevalier de Jaucourt
edited by Scott Richard St. Louis and David Eick
Eick’s and St. Louis’s thoughtful selection of articles from Diderot’s and D’Alembert’s Encyclopédie provides an excellent gateway to some of the highlights and contradictions of French Enlightenment thought. Professors and students alike will find this anthology (and its introduction and critical apparatus) to be tremendously useful. ~ Andrew Curran (Wesleyan University), author of Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely.
There is no better way to explore the French Enlightenment than by dipping into its greatest work, Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie. In this volume, Scott Richard St. Louis and David Eick have selected an eclectically wide range of articles to give students of French language and literature a means of entering into the experience of reading the original. A useful introduction, biographical sketches, and a handy glossary provide sure guidance. ~ Dena Goodman (University of Michigan), author of The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment.
This new anthology of the Encyclopédie comes with a lively, up-to-date introduction and an appropriately selective glossary. Above all, the articles chosen are extremely varied in terms of discipline and approach, so that instructors and students can choose from a range of entries to what is ultimately a heterogeneous work. ~ Jeff Loveland (University of Cincinnati), author of The European Encyclopedia: From 1650 to the Twenty-First Century.
Molière & Co. #26