|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
Manuscript TitleJean-Jacques Rousseau, Lettres écrites de la montagne (Letter VII), second draft, autograph
CaptionPaper · 1 f. · 18 x 12 cm · not dated [ca. 1764]
Manuscript SummaryThe 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.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/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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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-ms-Rousseau-R-049-001/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, R-49.1: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lettres écrites de la montagne (Letter VII), second draft, autograph (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Rousseau-R-049-001).
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