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Dolet, Etienne

Born: 3 August 1508, Orléans
Died: 3 August 1546, Paris
  • Michèle ClémentEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_295-2
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Abstract

Etienne Dolet represents the complexity of intellectual life in the first half of the sixteenth century: before his imprisonment in Paris in 1544, he is intensely active in Lyon between 1534 and 1544; orator, poet, historian, grammarian, linguist, translatologist, editor, publisher, and printer, he made the most of each of his competencies to build a very diversified oeuvre in only 10 years. The determination of his intellectual and religious positions is much more complex and uncertain. It would be a mistake to pin a simple label on them. The question whether Dolet was a “freethinker” or a “Gospel propagator” is not the right one. Etienne Dolet was a humanist; he died for being a humanist. Language will be at the heart of his thinking; he is a philologist and a philosopher because of language.

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References

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Primary Literature

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Secondary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté des Lettres, Sciences du Langage et ArtsUniversité de LyonLyonFrance