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The Book That Changed Europe

Picart and Bernard’s Religious Ceremonies of the World

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674049284

Publication Date: 03/31/2010


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

76 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Illustrations
  • Introduction: One Book, Two Men, and a New Attitude toward Religion
  • I. The World of the Book
    • 1. A Marketplace for Religious Ideas
    • 2. Bernard Picart: Religious and Artistic Journeys
    • 3. Why Holland?
    • 4. Jean Frederic Bernard: The Tumultuous Life of a Refugee Publisher
    • 5. A Writer’s Mental Universe
    • 6. Picart’s Visual Politics
  • II. The Book of the World
    • 7. Familiarizing Judaism
    • 8. Cutting Roman Catholicism Down to Size
    • 9. Idolatry: West and East
    • 10. Rehabilitating Islam
    • 11. Dissent, Deism, and Atheism
  • Conclusion: Literary Fortunes
  • Appendix A. The Seven Volumes of Religious Ceremonies of the World
  • Appendix B. Editions of Religious Ceremonies of the World
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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