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Estienne de La Boétie

Bio: Estienne de La Boétie is an academic researcher. The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 8 publication(s) receiving 115 citation(s).

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01 Jan 1995
Abstract: Homere raconte qu’un jour, parlant en public, Ulysse dit aux Grecs : «Il n’est pas bon d’avoir plusieurs maitres; n’en ayons qu’un seul.» S’il eut seulement dit : il n’est pas bon d’avoir plusieurs maitres, c’eut ete si bien, que rien de mieux; mais, tandis qu’avec plus de raison, il aurait du dire que la domination de plusieurs ne pouvait etre bonne, puisque la puissance d’un seul, des qu’il prend ce titre de maitre, est dure et revoltante; il vient ajouter au contraire : n’ayons qu’un seul maitre.

89 citations

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Abstract: De la servitude volontaire ou Contr’un, chef-d’œuvre d’Etienne de La Boetie, est un impitoyable proces de la tyrannie, un proces connu certes, mais qui, sans Malcolm Smith, n’aurait jamais ete servi par l’etablissement rigoureux d’une ©dition d’apres le manuscrit de Mesmes (BnF, fonds francais 839). Son edition epuisee, il s’agissait de la reimprimer cependant que, dans l’entre-temps, les recherches sur La Boetie en general et sur le Contr’un en particulier avaient lagement evolue et que plusieurs manuscrits avaient emerge. Malcolm Smith disparu, c’est Michel Magnien qui a accepte de completer cette edition et de nous faire profiter de sa parfaite connaissance du dossier.

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01 Jan 1892

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19 Oct 2016
Abstract: HUMANISM AS CIVIC PROJECT: THE COLLÈGE DE GUYENNE 1533-1583 Marjorie Hopkins Advisor: University of Guelph, 2016 Professor Peter A. Goddard Que disciplina adhuc observata in suo Burdigalen Gymnasio notior evadat, nec facile usquam depravetur. Thus, in 1583, the Jurade, the city council, of Bordeaux concluded its endorsement of the publication of Elie Vinet's Schola Aquitanica, the school programme of the Collège de Guyenne. This thesis examines the humanist programme at the Collège de Guyenne in Bordeaux from 1533 to 1583. Most studies of the Collège have focused on its foundation and institutional structure. Since Ernest Gaullieur's institutional history in 1874, research into Renaissance, Reformation, and educational history have made significant advancements, all of which shed additional light onto the Collège's history and its role as a source of civic identity in a growing national context. Additionally, the application of Pierre Bourdieu's concept of habitus grants insight into the social climate of academics in the sixteenth century. This thesis contributes to our knowledge of the Collège's and the regents' place in the development of Bordelais and French identity, but it also elucidates the regents' impact on the students who attended there, particularly Michel de Montaigne, a well-known writer who was apparently self-disclosing, whose education at the Collège shaped him into a prudent thinker with the capacity to see all sides of an issue. This study relies on sources published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as part of French national studies. These sources include foundation charters, notarial and royal records, letters, sixteenth-century publications, Inquisitorial trials, and material sources. The central argument of this thesis is that the regents at the Collège de Guyenne found a balance between stasis and change amidst the turmoil of the sixteenth century as they contributed to the emerging Renaissance identity of a resurgent French city. Moreover, this thesis examines the Collège de Guyenne as a political institution during a period of upheaval and transformation. The regents at the Collège de Guyenne embraced the diversity of Bordeaux and, in 1583, the Jurade endorsed the programme at Guyenne and declared that "[il] ne pût jamais s'altérer facilement."

94 citations

17 Jul 2017
Abstract: This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge. Bryson and Movsesian argue that the poetry they explore celebrates and reinvents the love the troubadour poets of the eleventh and twelfth centuries called fin’amor: love as an end in itself, mutual and freely chosen even in the face of social, religious, or political retribution. Neither eros nor agape, neither exclusively of the body, nor solely of the spirit, this love is a middle path. Alongside this tradition has grown a critical movement that employs a 'hermeneutics of suspicion', in Paul Ricoeur’s phrase, to claim that passionate love poetry is not what it seems, and should be properly understood as worship of God, subordination to Empire, or an entanglement with the structures of language itself – in short, the very things it resists. The book engages with some of the seminal literature of the Western canon, including the Bible, the poetry of Ovid, and works by English authors such as William Shakespeare and John Donne, and with criticism that stretches from the earliest readings of the Song of Songs to contemporary academic literature. Lively and enjoyable in its style, it attempts to restore a sense of pleasure to the reading of poetry, and to puncture critical insistence that literature must be outwitted. It will be of value to professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate scholars of literature, and to the educated general reader interested in treatments of love in poetry throughout history.

91 citations

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01 Jan 1994

58 citations

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Béatrice Hibou1
Abstract: This article analyses the exercise of power in Tunisia. It does so by offering an explanation that differs from standard studies of authoritarianism, which generally focus on classifications, definitions, and terminological questions, and view power as something that can be possessed and thereby used. In contrast, the analysis here argues from two traditions within historical sociology; Weber's political economy and Foucault's analysis of the exercise of power, in order to demonstrate that techniques of domination are embedded in the most everyday economic mechanisms such as in the tax system, solidarity practices and the industrial mise a niveau. These practices serve both to advance the ‘economic miracle’ and simultaneously function as techniques of coercion and repression. An analysis of ‘privatisation of the state’ is then used to illustrate one mode of government and its attendant forms of domination. Controle et domination en Tunisie: les modalites economiques de l'exercice d'un pouvoir autoritaire ...

56 citations