By Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle's Dictionnaire Historique et Critique was once a bestseller all through Europe for 2 centuries. Sally L. Jenkinson's masterly re-creation provides the reader with a coherent course via Bayle's enormous paintings, uncovering Bayle's revolutionary perspectives on toleration and elitism. This anthology is the 1st in English to give Bayle as a particularly political philosopher. Jenkinson's authoritative translation, cautious number of texts, and lucid advent could be welcomed by means of students and scholars of the background of rules, political idea, cultural heritage and French experiences.

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Despite Huguenot commitment to non-violence, Gallican apologists always emphasised that their sect, historically, had a tradition of armed resistance (Hoˆp (F)). Maimbourg in particular, drawing selectively on documents from the French Civil Wars, sought to show that the mere presence in France of self-governing, selfsupporting, communities was a threat to civil order. Accordingly Bayle, in his Critique ge´ne´rale () of Maimbourg’s Histoire du 15 For resistance theory, Catholic and Protestant, see Loy; Mar; Bod (Q); Hoˆp (F); Hot txt, (E); Maˆcon txt, (C).

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Commentaire philosophique sur ces paroles de Je´sus Christ ‘Contrains-les d’entrer’; Ou` l’on prouve par plusieurs raisons liii Bibliography demonstratives, qu’il n’y a rien de plus abominable que de faire des conversions par la contrainte: et ou` l’on re´fute tous les sophismes des convertisseurs a` contrainte, et l’Apologie que Saint Augustine a faite des perse´cutions. In OD , pp. –. () [], Philosophical Commentary, ed. and trans. Amie Godman Tannenbaum. Bern: Peter Lang.

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