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The Resource Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais, David Quint

Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais, David Quint

Label
Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais
Title
Montaigne and the quality of mercy
Title remainder
ethical and political themes in the Essais
Statement of responsibility
David Quint
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a fresh reading of Montaigne's Essais, David Quint portrays the great Renaissance writer as both a literary man and a deeply engaged political thinker concerned with the ethical basis of society and civil discourse. From the first essay, Montaigne places the reader in a world of violent political conflict reminiscent of the French Wars of Religion through which he lived and wrote. Quint shows how a group of interrelated essays, including the famous one on the cannibals of Brazil, explore the confrontation between warring adversaries: a clement or vindictive victor and his suppliant or defiant captive. How can the two be reconciled?
  • In a climate of hatred and obstinacy, Montaigne argues not only for the political necessity but also for the moral imperative of trusting and submitting to others and of extending mercy to them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quint, David
Dewey number
844/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1643
LC item number
.Q5 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Montaigne, Michel de
Label
Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais, David Quint
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Clemency and Revenge: The First Essay and Its Place in Montaigne's Book
  • Ch. 2.
  • Cruelty and Noblesse: "De la cruaute" and "Couardise mere de la cruaute"
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Culture That Cannot Pardon: "Des cannibales" in the Larger Essais
  • Ch. 4.
  • An Ethics of Yielding: "De l'art de conferer" and "De la phisionomie."
Control code
37443636
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780691048369
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97036185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais, David Quint
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Clemency and Revenge: The First Essay and Its Place in Montaigne's Book
  • Ch. 2.
  • Cruelty and Noblesse: "De la cruaute" and "Couardise mere de la cruaute"
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Culture That Cannot Pardon: "Des cannibales" in the Larger Essais
  • Ch. 4.
  • An Ethics of Yielding: "De l'art de conferer" and "De la phisionomie."
Control code
37443636
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780691048369
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97036185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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