1st Edition

Biography in Early Modern France, 1540-1630
Forms and Functions

ISBN 9781905981113
Published December 1, 2007 by Routledge
126 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers valuable insights into biography's role as a form of social and cultural negotiation geared to advance the biographer's career. It presents case studies of four exemplary biographies and one autobiography of major intellectual figures of France spanning the period 1540–1630.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. ‘Puis que peut faire un courtisan vagabond?’ Le Roy’s Gulielmi Budæi Vita (1540) 2. Diplomacy and Biography in the Wars of Religion: Charles Paschal's Life of Guy du Faur de Pibrac (1584) 3. The Traffic of Mercury Claude Binet and the Vie de Ronsard (1586) 4. Medicine and Method in Nicolas de Nancel's Petri Rami Vita (1599) 5. Staging Baroque Autobiography: Spectacle in Agrippa d’Aubigne’s Sa Vie a ses enfants (1629) 6. Conclusion

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Katherine MacDonald