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Title: Libertin! - Usage d'une invective aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles
Edited By: Thomas Berns
Anne Staquet
Monique Weis

Ce livre étudie de manière transversale les multiples usages attestés du terme «libertin» chez les auteurs du début de l'époque moderne, rendant ainsi manifeste la diversité des emplois et déplacements d'une invective, qu'il s'agisse de stigmatiser, de s'en revendiquer, ou de s'en protéger.

This book conducts an interdisciplinary investigation into the multiple uses of the term libertin amongst authors at the beginning of the modern period. In doing so, it reveals the diverse uses of the word, and the way in which its function as an insult shifts: at times used to stigmatise and at others to assert an identity or as self-protection.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Classiques Garnier Numérique
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782812410376
Pages: 329
Prices: Europe EURO 34

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9782812410383
Pages: 329
Prices: Europe EURO 53