Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Bodmer 1  N-4.1 R-49.2  V-7.2  164/167
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Settlement, shelfmark:
Settlement, shelfmark
R-49.1
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lettres écrites de la montagne (Letter VII), second draft, autograph
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 1 f. · 18 x 12 cm · not dated [ca. 1764]
Language:
Language
French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Lettres écrites de la montagne are the last work that was published during Rousseau’s lifetime. For the first time, the philosopher becomes directly involved in the affairs of Geneva. Beyond fundamental proposals, the letters contain further developed thoughts on the spirit of the Reformation as well as a defense of the Contrat Social. Letter VII, where this page comes from, supports the right of representation when it comes to correcting abuses of the Small Council, and it recommends that citizens convened in the General Council reject all new elections of magistrates if these should insist upon overstepping the rights given them by the Constitution. The Lettres were censored in Geneva as well as in Paris. This document is from the collection of Ch. Vellay (purchased by Martin Bodmer in 1926) and contains a draft of two passages from the Lettres. The first of these was published in the original edition (Amsterdam, M. M. Rey, 1764), the second in the edition of the Œuvres complètes of the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. (giv)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Rousseau-R-049-001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Rousseau-R-049-001)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, R-49.1: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lettres écrites de la montagne (Letter VII), second draft, autograph (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Rousseau-R-049-001).
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