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Complete Essays

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 0804704864
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The works of the French essayist reflect his views of morality, society, and customs in the late sixteenth century
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The Complete Essays

Author : Michel Montaigne
ISBN : 9780141915937
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Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers. Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586. Dr M.A. Screech is regarded as the world's greatest authority on Montaigne.
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Selections From The Essays

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 088295105X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This practical, easy-to-use guide provides answers to the most common problems encountered by students in the writing of history research papers. It employs a practical approach beginning with the first task, selecting a topic, and takes the student through how to prepare a bibliography -- without becoming bogged down in the nature and philosophy of history. Included are three student exercises designed to improve techniques in locating library resources, using historical criticism, and preparing footnotes.
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How To Live

Author : Sarah Bakewell
ISBN : 9781590514269
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them “essays,” meaning “attempts” or “tries.” Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog’s ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne’s honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment—and in search of themselves. This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Étienne de La Boétie and with his adopted “daughter,” Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers—who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, “how to live?”
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The Complete Essays Of Montaigne Annotated Edition

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 9788027218851
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of de Montaigne's complete essays. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Preface.; The Life of Montaigne; The Letters of Montaigne.; The Author to the Reader.; Book the First; That Men by Various Ways Arrive at the Same End.; Of Sorrow; That Our Affections Carry Themselves Beyond Us; That the Soul Expends its Passions Upon False Objects, where the True are Wanting; Whether the Governor of a Place Besieged Ought Himself to Go Out to Parley; That the Hour of Parley Dangerous; That the Intention is Judge of Our Actions; Of Idleness; Of Liars; Of Quick or Slow Speech; Of Prognostications; Of Constancy; The Ceremony of the Interview of Princes; That Men are Justly Punished for Being Obstinate in the Defence of a Fort that is Not in Reason to Be Defended; Of the Punishment of Cowardice; A Proceeding of Some Ambassadors; Of Fear; That Men are Not to Judge of Our Happiness Till After Death.; That to Study Philosopy is to Learn to Die; Of the Force of Imagination; That the Profit of One Man is the Damage of Another; Of Custom, and that We Should Not Easily Change a Law Received; Various Events from the Same Counsel; Of Pedantry; Of the Education of Children; That it is Folly to Measure Truth and Error by Our Own Capacity; Of Friendship; Nine and Twenty Sonnets of Estienne De La Boitie; Of Moderation; Of Cannibals; That a Man is Soberly to Judge of the Divine Ordinances; That We are to Avoid Pleasures, Even at the Expense of Life; That Fortune is Oftentimes Observed to Act by the Rule of Reason; Of One Defect in Our Government...
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Montaigne S Essays And Selected Writings

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 0312546351
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These classic translations of Montaigne are presented with the authoritative French text on facing pages and provide an introduction and extensive notes helping students appreciate the depth and clarity of Montaigne’s thinking. The text includes Books 1, 2, and 3 of the essays; Montaigne’s translation of the natural theology of Raymond Sebond; a travel journal; and selected letters.
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On Solitude

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 9780141956619
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Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Montaigne pioneered the modern essay. This selection contains his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we sometimes laugh and cry at the same things. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Montaigne Melancholy

Author : Michael Andrew Screech
ISBN : 0742508633
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Montaigne (1533-1592), the personification of philosophical calm, had to struggle to become the wise Renaissance humanist we know. His balanced temperament, sanguine and melancholic, promised genius but threatened madness. When he started hisEssays, Montaigne was upset by an attack of melancholy humor: He became temperamental and unbalanced. Writing about himself restored the balance but broke an age-old taboo—happily so, for he discovered profound truths about himself and about our human condition. His charm and humor have made his writings widely enjoyed and admired.
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