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The Place of WordsThe Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution$
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Michael P. Fitzsimmons

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190644536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190644536.001.0001

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The Place of Words

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

Oxford University Press

Even before the Revolution, our language was that of Europe; all of our books were translated . . . France was led to its lofty heights by its great writers; our language will not degenerate in the hands of a free people.

—Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Le Nouveau Paris

Spanning several regimes from the beginning of its preparation after the publication of the fourth edition in 1762 until the appearance of the sixth edition in 1835, the fifth edition of the ...

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