La Rochefoucauld Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Baker, Susan Read. “The Works of La Rochefoucauld in Relation to Machiavellian Ideas of Morals and Politics.” Journal of the History of Ideas 44, no. 2 (April-June 1983): 207-18.

Discusses the influence of Machiavelli on La Rochefoucauld's thought, discussing especially the concepts of fortune, prudence, virtù, and occasione that appear in both men's works.

Clark, Henry C. La Rochefoucauld and the Language of Unmasking in Seventeenth-Century France. Geneva: Librairie Droz S.A., 1994, 216 p.

Examines La Rochefoucauld's tendency to frame his observations as debunkings of what is usually...

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