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L'Invention de la catastrophe au XVIIIe siècle: du châtiment divin au désastre naturel

Managing editor Anne-Marie MERCIER-FAIVRE, Chantal THOMAS, Afterword by Jean-Pierre DUPUY

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While Jean Starobinski showed that the eighteenth century « invented » liberty, it also invented catastrophe. Linguistically, the word appears for the first time in its modern, non-theatrical, sense. Scientifically and philosophically, scholars and intellectuals liberated the notion of catastrophe from the purely religious arena. Politically and in the media, the history of catastrophes emerged at a time when people were trying to anticipate disasters. A new sensitivity to catastrophes was produced by new forms of journalism, provoking questions on the limits of voyeurism and the role of the media. Lastly, the arts questioned the legitimacy and different modes of representation of catastrophe, as well as the aptitude of language in the face of indescribable realities. Jean-Pierre Dupuy analyses in the postface to this collection how our own world is dominated by catastrophe.

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L'Invention de la catastrophe au XVIIIe siècle: du châtiment divin au désastre naturel

L'Invention de la catastrophe au XVIIIe siècle: du châtiment divin au désastre naturel

While Jean Starobinski showed that the eighteenth century « invented » liberty, it also invented catastrophe. Linguistically, the word appears for the first time in its modern, non-theatrical, sense. Scientifically and philosophically, scholars and...

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Title L'Invention de la catastrophe au XVIIIe siècle: du châtiment divin au désastre naturel
Edition First Edition
Managing editor Anne-Marie MERCIER-FAIVRE, Chantal THOMAS
Afterword by Jean-Pierre DUPUY
ISSN 1660-5829
Issue 73
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 05/1/2008
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01204-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600012041
Reference no. 22-73
Publication Date 05/1/2008
Nb of pages 0 - 544
Illustrations 34 illustrations
Plates
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 980 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11204-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600112048
Reference no. 22-73-pdf
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21204-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600212045
Reference no. 22-73-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 980 gr
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