Plutarch’s Prism. Vernacular Translations of Plutarch and Political Thought in Renaissance France and England

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91 Charles Street,Senior Common Room, Victoria College

The Fifty-Fourth Season of the TORONTO RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION COLLOQUIUM
Founded by Natalie Zemon Davis and James K. McConica in 1964


Rebecca Kingston (University of Toronto)

Plutarch’s Prism. Vernacular Translations of Plutarch and Political Thought in Renaissance France and England

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Senior Common Room, Victoria College
(rear of 91 Charles Street West)

This talk will explore some key moments in the reception of Plutarch in Renaissance France and England, with some attention to the differing patterns of reception in the vernacular as mediated in part by Desiderius Erasmus.

Rebecca Kingston is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She is author of Montesquieu and the Parlement of Bordeaux (Droz, 1996) and Public Pas-sion: Rethinking the Grounds for Political Justice (McGill-Queens UP, 2011) aswell as of many articles and chapter contributions. She is currently working on a history of Plutarch reception in the vernacular in France and England 1500-1800 and its significance for the history of political thought.
 

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium at secretary.trrc@gmail.com or visit our web site at: https://trrc.itergateway.org/

 

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