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The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Warren Boutcher


This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne’s Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern Western university. Volume 1 focuses on contexts from within Montaigne’s own milieu, and on the ways in which his book made him a patron-author or instant classic in the eyes of his editor Marie de Gournay and his promoter Justus Lipsius. Volume 2 focuses on the reader-writers across Europe who used the Essais to make their own works, from corrected editions and translations in print, to life-writing and personal records in manuscript. The two volumes ... More

Keywords: Montaigne’s Essais, early modern Europe, Reformation Renaissance Europe, history of the book, history of translation, history of reading, transnational literary studies, Shakespeare and Montaigne, Renaissance France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warren Boutcher, author
Reader in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London