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Montaigne and the Life of Freedom restores the Essais to its historical context by examining the sources, character and significance of Montaigne's project of self-study. That project, as Green shows, reactivates and reshapes ancient practices of self-awareness and self-regulation, in order to establish the self as a space of inner refuge, tranquillity and dominion, free from the inward.
Montaigne had an English equivalent and imitator in Francis Bacon, twenty eight years his junior. Bacon was fluent in French and studied at Poitiers where he would have come across at least the first volume of Montaigne’s essays. At first glance Bacon’s essays look much like Montaigne’s in range and form. They were studied by generations.
Economic thought may be roughly divided into three phases: premodern (Greco-Roman, Indian, Persian, Arab, and Chinese), early modern (mercantilist, physiocrats) and modern (beginning with Adam Smith and classical economics in the late 18th century). Systematic economic theory has been developed mainly since the beginning of what is termed the modern era.
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CHAPTER XIII OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER When we judge of another's assurance in death, which, without doubt, is the most remarkabl.
In strictness, it is to Montaigne that we owe the name and the thing. His Essais, excellently translated by John Florio in 1583, were at once popular in England, and Bacon, fourteen years later, borrowed their title for his famous little bundles of apothegm. The influence of the Essais, continuing into the next century, increased with the liking for all things French after the Restoration.