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Brief Lives: Biographies from Early Modernity

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Nicolas Delamare

Nicolas Delamare authored one of the most influential legal treatises of the early modern French period, La Traité de la Police. While this brief biographic entry by Matthew Jackson touches upon Delamare's oeuvre, its primary focus is to interrogate the fundamental yet historically obscure question, who was Nicolas Delamare? A four minute podcast accompanies this text.

Tue 15 May 2012, 13:22 | Tags: 17th Century, 18th Century, France

Nicolas de Condorcet

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat marquis de Condorcet (1743 - 1794), famous as Nicolas de Condorcet was a French philosopher, mathematician, political thinker and politician.

Seyed Morteza Hashemi Madani provides a short insight into his life, and in particular his philosophy of history...

Tue 15 May 2012, 13:09 | Tags: 18th Century, France

François Bordier

François Bordier was a boulevard actor born 2 August 1758 in Paris. He attained more fame for the circumstances of his death on 21 August 1789, and the posthumous pamphlets and prints it generated, than for his life.

Brief life by Claire Trévien

Tue 15 May 2012, 12:57 | Tags: 18th Century, France

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