1st Edition

Writings by Pre-Revolutionary French Women From Marie de France to Elizabeth Vige-Le Brun

Edited By Colette H. Winn, Anne R. Larsen Copyright 2000
    by Routledge

    616 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The present volume covers 30 Pre-Revolutionary French women, providing a representative sampling of their manifold and varied contributions to intellectual and cultural history. This volume is unique in its grouping of essentially French writers from the Pre-Revolutionary period. The authors included here range from those prominent because of their social position or literary fame, to those slowly becoming part of a new canon of Old Regime women writers - authors whose works were known to their contemporaries but who have slipped into near invisibility in the following centuries until their recent rediscovery and reassessment.


    Colette H. Winn, Anne R. Larsen