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Essays of Montaigne

Essays of Montaigne( )
Author: de Montaigne, Michel
Series title:Xist Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-62395-955-5
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:Xist Publishing
Imprint:Xist Classics
Book Format:Ebook
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"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." The Essays of Montaigne are a collection of writings from the late 16th century. Montaigne's stated goal in his book is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness and honesty. The essays are surprisingly modern and have served as foundational texts for much of Western philosophy and culture. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents....
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Pages:1035
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Economics / General
Author Biography
de Montaigne, Michel (Author)
Michel de Montaigne was born in Chateau de Montaigne, near Bordeaux, France, on February 28, 1533. He received his early education at the College de Guyenne in Bordeaux and studied law at Bordeaux and Toulouse, becoming a counselor of the Court des Aides of Perigueaux, the Bordeaux Parliament and, in 1561, at the court of Charles IX. In 1565, Montaigne married Francoise de la Chassaigne. They raised one daughter, with four other children dying in infancy. He lived the life as a country gentleman and traveled extensively through Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Montaigne was a moderate Roman Catholic and an advocate of toleration, acting as an intermediary between Henry of Navarre and the court party. As a result, in 1588, he was arrested by members of the Protestant League and thrown into the Bastille for several hours. His work Essais established the essay as a new literary form and influenced both French and English writers; it was quoted by William Shakespeare and imitated by Francis Bacon.

Michel de Montaigne died on September 13, 1592 at his chateau in France.

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