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The Resource Montaigne and the life of freedom, Felicity Green, (electronic resource)

Montaigne and the life of freedom, Felicity Green, (electronic resource)

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Montaigne and the life of freedom
Title
Montaigne and the life of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Green
Title variation
Montaigne & the Life of Freedom
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than any other early modern text, Montaigne's Essais have come to be associated with the emergence of a distinctively modern subjectivity, defined in opposition to the artifices of language and social performance. Felicity Green challenges this interpretation with a compelling revisionist reading of Montaigne's text, centred on one of his deepest but hitherto most neglected preoccupations: the need to secure for himself a sphere of liberty and independence that he can properly call his own, or himself. Montaigne and the Life of Freedom restores the Essais to its historical context by examining the sources, character and significance of Montaigne's project of self-study. That project, as Green shows, reactivates and reshapes ancient practices of self-awareness and self-regulation, in order to establish the self as a space of inner refuge, tranquillity and dominion, free from the inward compulsion of the passions and from subjection to external objects, forces and persons.--
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1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Felicity
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montaigne, Michel de
  • Liberty in literature
  • Self in literature
Label
Montaigne and the life of freedom, Felicity Green, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139169233
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Freedom and the essai -- Languages of the self: Montaigne's classical inheritance -- Self-possession, public engagement and slavery -- Oysiveté and nonchalance: Liberty as carelessness -- The art of self-management -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139169233
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139169233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804664900
Label
Montaigne and the life of freedom, Felicity Green, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139169233
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Freedom and the essai -- Languages of the self: Montaigne's classical inheritance -- Self-possession, public engagement and slavery -- Oysiveté and nonchalance: Liberty as carelessness -- The art of self-management -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139169233
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139169233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804664900

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