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Michel de Montaigne

Essayist (28-Feb-1533 — 23-Sep-1592)


Sarah Bakewell. How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer. Chatto & Windus. 2010. 387pp.

Craig B. Brush. From the Perspective of the Self: Montaigne's Self-Portrait. Fordham University Press. 1994. 321pp.

Ann Hartle. Michel de Montaigne: Accidental Philosopher. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 303pp.

Dorothea B. Heitsch. Practising Reform in Montaigne's Essais. E. J. Brill. 2000. 204pp.

Eric Aaron Johnson. Knowledge and Society: A Social Epistemology of Montaigne's Essais. Charlottesville: Rookwood Press. 1994. 237pp.

Raymond C. La Charité. The Concept of Judgment in Montaigne. Martinus Nijhoff. 1968. 164pp.

Ullrich Langer (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne. Cambridge University Press. 2005. 247pp.

Dudley M. Marchi. Montaigne Among the Moderns: Receptions of the Essais. Berghahn Books. 1994. 343pp.

Steven Rendall. Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently. Oxford University Press. 1992. 136pp.

David L. Sedley. Sublimity and Skepticism in Montaigne and Milton. University of Michigan Press. 2005. 208pp.

Marcel Tetel. Montaigne. Twayne. 1990. 126pp.

Zahi Zalloua. Montaigne and the Ethics of Skepticism. Rookwood Press. 2005. 191pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1030)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.169)

  8. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.650-52)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.697)

  10. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.10, pp.512-13)

  11. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.192)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.350)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.477)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.212)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.358)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.30)

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