Until eventually the 19th century Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) used to be one of the most famed and so much valued of historians. whereas his first repute was once a succes de scandale - the historical past of His Time used to be put on the Index in 160g - de Thou's paintings quick stumbled on desire with the humanistically-educated realized type all through Europe. The esteem during which the heritage was once held transcended non secular divisions. The historian got letters of compliment from staunchly orthodox Spain and Portugal in addition to from heretic England and Germany; in the course of the 17th and eighteenth centuries his background was once learn with enthusi asm by means of convinced cardinals on the very curia which condemned it; and so staunch a champion of orthodoxy as Bishop Bossuet didn't hesitate to entice "such an exceptional writer" for aid in his personal old works. ! To the philosophe of the Enlightenment de Thou's impartiality in de scribing the impassioned occasions wherein he lived and the precise but eloquent kind with which he wrote the heritage of His Time have been established touchstones. Voltaire appealed to the "truthful and eloquent de Thou" many times in his works,2 William Pitt rose in the home of Commons to cite the phrases of the "great historian of France" through the early years of the French Revolution,3 Lessing four and Herder five praised him with poetic hyperbole, and Edward Gibbon re ferred to "the authority of my masters, the grave Thuanus and the philosophic Hume . . . .
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