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The Parisian magistrate Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) was a major figure in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598) and their immediate aftermath. Best known for his magisterial History of his own times (covering 1546-1607) and his complementary Memoirs (covering 1553-1601), de Thou was a key political negotiator, a famous book-collector and an influential patron to scholars and writers, as well as a respected poet in his own right and a prolific correspondent. This is the first monograph on de Thou since Samuel Kinser's bibliographical study of 1966. In the course of five chapters, thematically arranged between a substantial introduction and a dramatic conclusion, Ingrid De Smet meticulously unpicks de Thou's strategies of self-fashioning and career enhancement as well as the conditions that led to his fall from grace. In doing so, this monograph not only rehabilitates de Thou as a creative (neo-Latin) writer of international allure, it also uncovers and contextualizes the complexities of de Thou's life, writings, and thought.


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"Thuanus" : The Making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617)

"Thuanus" : The Making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617)

The Parisian magistrate Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) was a major figure in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598) and their immediate aftermath. Best known for his magisterial History of his own times (covering 1546-1607) and his complementary...

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Title "Thuanus" : The Making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617)
Edition First Edition
Volume 418
By (author) Ingrid A. R. De SMET
ISSN 0082-6081
Issue 418
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 09/1/2006
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01071-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600010719
Reference no. 3-418
Publication Date 09/1/2006
Nb of pages 0 - 352
Illustrations 8 illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified, Frontispiece
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 990 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11071-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600110716
Reference no. 3-418-pdf
Publication Date
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Format Hardback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21071-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600210713
Reference no. 3-418-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 990 gr
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