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dc.contributor.authorvan der Lugt, Mara
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-30T23:37:27Z
dc.date.available2019-09-30T23:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-01
dc.identifier.citationvan der Lugt , M 2018 , ' Les mots et les choses : the obscenity of Pierre Bayle ' , Modern Language Review , vol. 113 , no. 4 , pp. 714-741 . https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.113.4.0714en
dc.identifier.issn0026-7937
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 257717487
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c4b735a2-f5bf-4b9a-a69d-d29767136b96
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85055275306
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000445630400002
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3152-0872/work/62311864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/18588
dc.description.abstractPierre Bayle's Dictionnaire historique et critique (1696) was notorious not only for its irreligious doctrines, but also for its ‘obscenities’. In the second edition Bayle added an ‘Éclaircissement’, in which he defended himself against accusations of lewdness while providing a historical, philosophical, and literary analysis of what it means to write obscenity. This article discusses Bayle's ‘obscenities’ in the various editions of the Dictionnaire, as well as his self-defence and theory of transgressive speech, and analyses his distinction between words, things, and ideas. It marks the obscenities as a progressive political move in the Republic of Letters of Bayle's day.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofModern Language Reviewen
dc.rights© 2018 Modern Humanities Research Association. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created accepted version manuscript following peer review and as such may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.113.4.0714en
dc.subjectObscenityen
dc.subjectPoetryen
dc.subjectWordsen
dc.subjectStoicismen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectEuphemismsen
dc.subjectCensorshipen
dc.subjectSexual self-stimulationen
dc.subjectApologeticsen
dc.subjectCynicismen
dc.subjectPN0441 Literary Historyen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subject.lccPN0441en
dc.titleLes mots et les choses : the obscenity of Pierre Bayleen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.113.4.0714
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
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