The journal of Montaigne's travels in Italy by way of Switzerland and Germany

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  • Michel de Montaigne
  • Author:  Michel de Montaigne
  • Collection:  "Thesaurus" Collection
  • Year: 13-06-2016
  • Translator from French: Stoyan Atanasov; from Italian: Sava Slavchev
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1763-01
  • SKU: 16.0165
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-864-6
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February 16, 1581, the Journal of Montaigne stravels was written down from dictation by a confidential servant, who seems to have combined the duties of secretary and valet. On the date aforesaid Montaigne either dismissed him or gave him leave of absence, and set to work to keep the diary himself. The portion of the Journal written by the secretary presents certain difficulties in translation, seeing that he wrote sometimes in the first and sometimes in the third person, and occasionally had to describe events which happened in his absence, but as far as possible uniform diction has been secured. In the earlier part Montaigne added divers notes to the margin of the MS. in his own handwriting, thus showing that he revised that portion which he did not write.

From May 15, to November i, 1581, Montaigne used the Italian tongue, reverting to French as soon as he crossed Mont Cenis.

About the Author

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (1533–1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is note... Read more

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Specification
Year 13-06-2016
Translator from French: Stoyan Atanasov; from Italian: Sava Slavchev
Pages 304
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.45 kg
Collection Колекция "Тезаурус"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Travel Notes, Way of Life & Spirituality, Culturology, Travels, Philosophical Prose

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