"Curiosite" and Philosophical Poetry in the French Renaissance

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The word “curiosite” and its cognates carried a variety of meanings and messages in Renaissance French philosophical poetry. Protestant and Catholic poets used the word to mean the desire for knowledge and understanding in ambiguous and fluid senses, as both praiseworthy and pejorative.

Keywords: Curiosite (word); France; Philosophy; Poetry

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-4658.00099

Publication date: September 1, 1991

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