van Roosbroeck, G. L. “Who
Originated the Plan of the ‘Encyclopédie?’” Modern Philology, vol. 27, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, 1930, pp. 382–84. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/433511.
In a brief article, van Roosbroeck discusses previous theories on the origins of the Encyclopédie, namely the Abbé Gua de Malves under the instructions from Parisian publishers to translate Ephraim Chambers’s Cyclopaedia. However, van Roosbroeck presents a quote that could attribute the idea of a full encyclopedia (and not just a translation of Chambers) to the Dutch publisher J. Néaulme who claimed that he originated the idea and advertised for it before it was taken up by Gua de Malves and Diderot.
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Main Classification: Origins
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