Reflections on history, and the different ways of writing it

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Abstract


This translation is based on the text of the "Réflexions sur l’histoire, et sur les différentes manières de l’écrire", published in the "Œuvres complètes de d’Alembert", Paris, Belin, 1821-1822, 4 vols., vol. II (containing: "Réflexions sur l’histoire" – "Sur la destruction des Jésuites" – "Mémoires sur Christine" – "Éloges historiques"), part I, pp. 1-10. The first edition of the text of the "Réflexions sur l’histoire, lues à l’Académie Française dans la séance publique du 19 janvier 1761" was printed in "Mélanges de littérature, d’histoire, et de philosophie", 5 vols., Amsterdam, Chatelain, 1764-1767, vol. V (1767), pp. 469-494.

Keywords


D'Alembert; History; Historiography; History "à rebours"

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/9918

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