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Evocations of Eloquence

Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France - Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

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Edited By Nicholas Hammond and Michael Moriarty

This collection of essays by leading scholars from France, Great Britain and North America is published in honour of Peter Bayley, former Drapers Professor of French at the University of Cambridge and a leading scholar of early modern France. The volume reflects his scholarly interest in the interface between religion, rhetoric and literature in the period 1500–1800. The first three sections of the book are concerned with the early modern period. The contributors consider subjects including the eloquence of oration from the pulpit, the relationship between religion, culture and belief, and the role of theatre and ceremony during the seventeenth century. They engage with individuals such as the theologian Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, the dramatists Molière, Racine and Corneille, and the philosophers Bayle and Pascal. The volume concludes with a section that is concerned with critical influences and contexts from the sixteenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout, the authors offer stimulating new perspectives on an age that never ceases to intrigue and fascinate.

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356 Index Britannicus 189–91 Browne, Thomas 134 Brunet, Georges 100 n Brunetière, Ferdinand 316, 319 Bruno, Giordano 201 Burnet, Gilbert 158–60 Burrhus 189 Bury, Emmanuel 65 Caesar, Julius 260, 285 Caf faro, Father 10 Calvet, J. 198 n Calvin, Jean 142, 144, 216 n Camus, Albert 110 n Camus, Jean-Pierre 4, 215–17, 219, 222, 224, 225 Candide 285 Cano, Melchior 34–5 Canter, Willem 239 Capellani 332 Capodieci, Luisa 234 n Casanova 287 Casaubon, Isaac 267, 268 n Castelvetro, Lodovico 273 Castor and Pollux 241 Catherine of Alexandria, St 154 Caudal, Patrick 337 n Caumartin, abbé de 258 Cavallar, Georg 299 n Céard, Jean 269 n Cériziers, René de 220–1 Chambers, R. W. 147 n, 148 n, 160 n Chaouche, Sabine 175 n, 181, 184 n Chapelain, Jean 273, 274, 280 n Charles I, king of England 285 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor 244 Charles IX, king of France 258–9, 261, 323 Charpentier, François 219 n Charybdis 241 Chateaubriand, François-René de 330 n Chénier, Marie-Joseph 334 Benedict XIV, pope 291 Bérénice 176, 190 Berlaymont, Philippe de 164–5, 170 Berlin, Isaiah 325 n Bernard of Clairvaux, St 139 Bernardin de Saint-Pierre 330 n Bernhardt, Sarah 316–17, 319, 331 Bertaut, Jean 9, 258 n Besson, Benno 208 Beugnot, Bernard 263 n, 264 n, 268 n Bévotte, J. Gendarme de 199 n Biancolelli 199 Biet, Christian 27 n, 33 n Billaine, Louis 203 Bizer, Marc 229 n,...

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