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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1,040 words

When the Académie was founded in 1635, its essential role was to purify and standardize the French language and ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
103 words

Oldest of the five academies composing the *Institut de France, it was founded in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu. Membership, ...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
675 words

This hallowed institution began as a circle of writers grouped round Conrart in c.1629. Getting wind of this ...

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
63 words

Official French literary society, now part of the Institut de France. Originating as a private discussion group whose members ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
a French literary academy with a constant membership of forty, responsible for the standard form of the French language and for compiling and revising a definitive dictionary of the French ... More

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