Kafker, Frank A. “A List of
Contributors to Diderot’s Encyclopedia.” French Historical Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, Duke University Press, Society for French Historical Studies, 1963, pp. 106–22. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/285896.
Still cited in numerous articles, books, and essays, Kafker’s illustrious article provides a lengthy index of all the contributors to the Encyclopédie, as known and researched up until 1963. The ultimate goal was not only to correct faults from past lists and provide a single source of information, but to remove any stereotypes attached to the “Encyclopedist.” Kafker claims that being an “Encyclopedist” did not indicate a certain religious group or social status but that the Encyclopedists varied greatly in their backgrounds, careers, beliefs, and contributions. The list includes contributors to the Encyclopédie, complete with name, birth and death date (if known), which volumes they contributed to (plates included), what sources were consulted to get the information, and any notes. Some in the list have been identified as an author of a previously anonymous article while others of articles in both the Encyclopédie and the Supplément.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Contributors
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