Shackleton, Robert. “The
‘Encyclopédie’ as an International Phenomenon.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 114, no. 5, American Philosophical Society, 1970, pp. 389–94. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/985804.
Shackleton concentrates on the aspects of the Encyclopédie that occurred or originated from locale outside of France. Investigating the backgrounds of the editors and predecessors of the Encyclopédie, Shackleton claims the work both originated and was influenced by other areas in Europe. He also lists the authors and contributors who were not born in France and details their origins and specific contributions. Outside of authors, Shackleton includes allies to the Encyclopedists residing in other countries (such as the future Catherine the Great) and discusses foreign publishing agencies that helped authors avoid persecution inside France (which many subsequent editions of the Encyclopédie took advantage, although the original work did not). All in all, Shackleton states, although the Encyclopédie originated outside of France and had a far-reaching influence, in and of itself it was and is “essentially French.”
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Contributors, Influence
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