Rollin's Belles Lettres. Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

By Mr Rollin

Printed: 1769

Publisher: W Strahan. London

Edition: Sixth edition

Dimensions 14 × 22 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 22 x 4


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Full speckled calf. Red title plate With gilt lettering and banding on the spine. Dimensions are for one volume.

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The Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres, or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physicks, &c. . Designed more particularly for Students in the Universities; translated from the French

Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661, in Paris – December 14, 1741 in Paris) was a French historian and educator, whose popularity in his time combined with becoming forgotten by later generations makes him an epithet, applied to historians such as Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi.

An original and really important work was his Treatise on Education (Traité des Études, Paris, 1726–31), which contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, discarding the medieval traditions that had lingered in France, emphasizing the study of national history after dropping Latin for vernacular in textbooks. Rollin himself didn’t begin writing in French until age 60.

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