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eBook An Alternative Encyclopedia?: Dennis De Coetlogon's Universal History of the Arts and Sciences (1745) (SVEC 2010:03) ePub

by Jeff Loveland

  • ISBN: 0729409929
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Jeff Loveland
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press; 1st edition (March 4, 2010)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1345 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1934 kb
  • Other: docx txt azw lit
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 371

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Alternative Encyclopedia? book. Paperback, 276 pages. Published March 4th 2010 by Voltaire Foundation in Association with Liverpool University Press.

Alternative Encyclopedia? book. The modern encyclopedia was born in the eighteenth century. Loveland examines the Universal history in its cultural context to provide the most detailed picture to date of the world of British encyclopedias in the first half of the eighteenth century.

Varying Form of Title: Alternative encyclopedia? : Coetlogon's "Universal history" (1745). Publication, Distribution, et. Oxford. Voltaire Foundation, (c)2010. Loveland examines the "Universal history" in its cultural context to provide the most detailed picture to date of the world of British encyclopedias in the first half of the eighteenth century. Page of printed paper wrapper. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-244) and index. Personal Name: De Coetlogon, Dennis, d. 1749. Universal history of arts and sciences. Corporate Name: Voltaire Foundation.

An Universal History of Arts and Sciences was a two-volume encyclopedia compiled in English by the French expatriate Dennis (or Denis) de Coetlogon. In his preface, Coetlogon criticized Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia and other extant dictionaries of the arts and sciences for conveying superficial information and not supporting true education.

Dennis de Coetlogon (ca 1700 – 23 October 1749) was a French doctor who moved to England around 1727. He is best known as the author of An Universal History of Arts and Sciences, the name for encyclopedias in Great Britain.

Dennis de Coetlogon (ca 1700 – 23 October 1749) was a French doctor . Its plan was followed by Encyclopædia Britannica, keeping important subjects. An Universal History of Arts and Sciences was a two-volume encyclopedia compiled in English by the French expatriate Dennis de Coetlogon.

Jeff Loveland, An Alternative Encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal History (1745). Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010. Recommend this journal

Jeff Loveland, An Alternative Encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal History (1745). ISBN 978-0-7294-0992-6. Recommend this journal. The British Journal for the History of Science.

An Alternative Encyclopedia? : Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal History (1745). Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal history of the arts and sciences may be little known to us today, but its contribution to the development of the encyclopedia is as compelling as it is paradoxical.

In the end, the Universal History comprised 169 treatises averaging around fifteen pages in. Jeff Loveland, An Alternative Encyclopedia?

In the end, the Universal History comprised 169 treatises averaging around fifteen pages in length but varying widely from a mere fourteen lines ("Cosmography") to 113 pages ("Geography")  . Jeff Loveland, An Alternative Encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal history (1745) (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010).

Dennis de Coetlogon’s Universal History of the Arts and Sciences (1745), a book just .

Dennis de Coetlogon’s Universal History of the Arts and Sciences (1745), a book just published by the Voltaire Foundation. Tell us a bit about the book and what you’ve found. My book is about a virtually unknown English encyclopedia of the mid-18th century, Dennis de Coetlogon’s Universal History of Arts and Sciences (1745). In the book, I examine Coetlogon, his patterns of compilation in the Universal History, the work’s publication, its organization, and its often controversial contents.

The modern encyclopedia was born in the eighteenth century. Although numerous studies have shed light on its evolution, important participants have been neglected. Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal history of the arts and sciences may be little known to us today, but its contribution to the development of the encyclopedia is as compelling as it is paradoxical. Loveland examines the Universal history in its cultural context to provide the most detailed picture to date of the world of British encyclopedias in the first half of the eighteenth century. His lively analysis reveals how Coetlogon: flouted the emerging norms of encyclopedia-writing, combining impartial discourse with harangues, advertisements and personal revelations broadened the scope of the traditional dictionary of arts and sciences towards history, geography and religion included far fewer and longer articles than was customary in alphabetical works championed Christian and politically conservative values, providing a fascinating counter-model to the later French Encyclopédie In triggering the adoption of serial publication by the owners of Chambers's Cyclopedia, and establishing a model for alphabetized treatises taken up by the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Universal history was indeed an inspiration for the modern encyclopedia.