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The Anatomy of superstition

Alternative title:
a study of the historical theory and practice of Pierre Bayle
Abstract:

This book investigates what actually happens when Pierre Bayle writes about the past and challenges the still prevalent view that he is dispassionate in the way he treats the subjects of the more than two thousand articles in his biographical Dictionnaire historique et critique. It opens with two case studies of the way he uses the sources available to him, which reveal a committed writer at work. Subsequent chapters explore the theory that shapes his erudition; the method that he de...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Source identifiers:
9780729403726
ISBN:
9780729403726
Language:
French
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Deposit date:
2017-11-30

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