Schwab, Richard N. “The Extent of the
Chevalier de Jaucourt’s Contribution to Diderot’s Encyclopédie.” Modern Language Notes, vol. 72, no. 7, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1957, pp. 507–08. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3043519.
In a short article, Schwab provides evidence that the Chevalier de Jaucourt’s contributions to the Encyclopédie are actually of less number than previously estimated. Even though he wrote around 28% of the articles for the work, his contributions of text totals around 24% due to the majority of his articles being shorter than the average. As Schwab mentions, this is still an impressive number and it is safe to say that the Encyclopédie would never have been completed had Jaucourt not stepped in post-1759.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Authorship
1. Schwab provides a chart laying out the percentages of Jaucourt's contributions to each volume.
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