Bayle's Dictionary: Historical and Critical: by Peter Bayle, the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author.<BR>Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, by Pierre Desmaizeaux, Fellow of the Royal Society, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bayle's Dictionary: Historical and Critical

by Peter Bayle, the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author.
Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, by Pierre Desmaizeaux, Fellow of the Royal Society, 1st Edition

By Peter Bayle

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Bayle's Dictionary is one of the best known and most influential works of the eighteenth century. Banned in Catholic France on first publication in 1697 it became a bestseller and ran into several editions and translations. Its merciless scientific and philosophical enquiring challenged all assumptions and blind reverence for authority, setting new standards for all future encyclopedists.

This second English edition is enlarged from the fourth French edition, which in turn had been much enlarged from Bayle's manuscripts. Edited and with a life of Bayle by the highly esteemed Pierre Desmaizeaux, this edition represents the most comprehensive English edition available.

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PHILOSOPHY / General
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REFERENCE / General