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Antoine de Montchrétien

Antoine de Montchrétien  

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(c.1575–1621)French dramatist. A pioneer industrialist, Montchrétien also wrote several tragedies. These mostly treat subjects from mythology, ancient history, or the Old Testament; but in La Reine ...
Dragonnades

Dragonnades  

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(1683–6). Persecutions of the Huguenots, so named from their being carried out by mounted troops (‘dragoons’), who were quartered on them with a view to forcing them to accept Catholicism.
Étienne de La Boétie

Étienne de La Boétie  

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(1530–63),French poet and political philosopher who studied law at Orléans and subsequently became a magistrate in the Bordeaux Parlement, where Montaigne became his colleague in 1557. Their ...
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Among the many territories conquered by speakers of Latin during the creation of the Roman Empire was a large area occupied predominantly by Celts, and known then as Gallia (later ...
Le Ventre de Paris

Le Ventre de Paris  

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Novel by Zola, the third in the Rougon‐Macquart series, published 1873 and set in the market district of Paris, Les Halles. It is largely a political satire, a complement to ...

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