Correspondence of Abel Boyer, Huguenot Refugee (1667-1729)

Author: Barrell, Rex
Year:1992
Pages:240
ISBN:0-7734-9488-X
978-0-7734-9488-6
Price:199.95
This important and prolific writer (author of the first truly scientific French-English, English-French dictionary, as well as numerous translations, commentaries, and major studies) has been much neglected. He was an active intermediary between European and English writers in the Republic of Letters. This edition of the extant correspondence includes letters which exist only in manuscript, and others published in the eighteenth century by Boyer himself but without annotation. This study examines the letters in depth.

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"This carefully annotated edition renews interest in a hitherto somewhat neglected refugee." -- French Studies