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Contribution à l'écriture fragmentaire de Diderot: le manuscrit n.a.fr. 24938 des Fragments divers utilisé par Grimm dans la Correspondance littéraire (les Fragments politiques de 1772)

Authors
Journal
Recherches sur Diderot et sur l Encyclopédie
0769-0886
Publisher
OpenEdition
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/rde.1993.1225
Disciplines
  • Political Science

Abstract

Jean-Christophe Rebejkow: A Contribution to the Study of Diderot's Fragmentary Writing: ms n.a.fr. 24938 of the Fragments divers used by Grimm in his Correspondance littéraire (the 1772 Fragments politiques) . The Fragments divers, the manuscript of which is in the Bibliothèque nationale (n.a.fr. 24938), were originally intended for the third edition of the Histoire des Deux Indes, but they were also used by Grimm, who circulated them in a modified form in the Correspondance littéraire in 1772. Even if these modifications were made with Diderot's tacit agreement, this manuscript is nevertheless particulary important; not only is it the only one which shows the original version of Diderot's contributions to Raynal's work, but in addition the order of the fragments in this manuscript often changes our understanding of his political choices, at the time when he was moving towards a more democratic stance.

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