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From Encyclopédie to Encyclopédie méthodique : revision and expansion, Kathleen Hardesty Doig

Label
From Encyclopédie to Encyclopédie méthodique : revision and expansion
Title
From Encyclopédie to Encyclopédie méthodique
Title remainder
revision and expansion
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Hardesty Doig
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The last of the great Enlightenment encyclopedias, Charles Joseph Panckoucke's Encyclopédie méthodique was originally conceived as an innovative revision of the Encyclopédie and the Supplément. Arranged in a series of subject-specific dictionaries, it began to appear in 1782 and was completed 50 years later, boasting 203 volumes of text and plates produced by many eminent editors and contributors. Kathleen Hardesty Doig's book is the first to compare the genealogy of the Méthodique with its predecessors as a means to understanding Panchoucke's original vision for his work. Through careful examination of each volume of the Méthodique, the author explores for instance: how Diderot's materialist, anti-clerical articles were scrupulously preserved; how new contributions on religious topics, written by a renowned French theologian, provided a counter-balancing apology of Catholicism; how subjects were augmented or radically transformed, particularly in the sciences where articles reflect groundbreaking research in chemistry and medicine; how these changes illuminate the editors' original goal of an encyclopedia designed to present information in an accessible format to specialists and amateurs alike
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Doig, Kathleen Hardesty
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SVEC,
Series volume
2013:11
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Diderot, Denis
Label
From Encyclopédie to Encyclopédie méthodique : revision and expansion, Kathleen Hardesty Doig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1. Mathematics and physics 2. Medicine, anatomy and chemistry 3. Agriculture and the natural sciences 4. History and geography 5. Theology, philosophy, grammar and literature 6. Law and political economy 7. The military arts 8. The fine arts, architecture and music 9. The mechanical arts 10. Miscellaneous subjects Conclusion List of dictionaries of the Encyclopédie méthodique Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17454232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780729410779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864388299
Label
From Encyclopédie to Encyclopédie méthodique : revision and expansion, Kathleen Hardesty Doig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1. Mathematics and physics 2. Medicine, anatomy and chemistry 3. Agriculture and the natural sciences 4. History and geography 5. Theology, philosophy, grammar and literature 6. Law and political economy 7. The military arts 8. The fine arts, architecture and music 9. The mechanical arts 10. Miscellaneous subjects Conclusion List of dictionaries of the Encyclopédie méthodique Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17454232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780729410779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864388299

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