Roots of the Encyclopédie


A great little five-minute TED animation on the roots of the Encyclopédiehere.  The Encyclopédie was one of the great intellectual achievements of the Enlightenment, its publication and production underway at a time when Casanova was living in Paris.

For a bit more of an investigation into the Encyclopédie and how it was organised, a very accessible fifteen-minute video can be viewed here.


‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ is freely available here.

27 long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here.


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