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Pierre Bayle: Reader Of Travel Literature Joy Charnley

Pierre Bayle: Reader Of Travel Literature

Joy Charnley

Published June 1st 1998
ISBN : 9783906759968
Paperback
202 pages
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 About the Book 

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, travel literature became increasingly popular and influential in Europe, as more people travelled and brought back tales from far-off lands. The Far East, in particular China, came very much to the foreMoreDuring the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, travel literature became increasingly popular and influential in Europe, as more people travelled and brought back tales from far-off lands. The Far East, in particular China, came very much to the fore at the end of the seventeenth century and provided an important example of tolerance which contrasted starkly with the persecution rife in Europe. Travel accounts about such countries had a strong impact on Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), a Huguenot exiled in Rotterdam who had himself suffered persecution and in his writings waged a ceaseless campaign against it. Without the ideas borrowed from recits his writing would not be what it is.