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Perhaps the most eminent foes of Neoclassicism before the 19th century were
Denis Diderot in France and, in Germany, Gott- hold Lessing, Johann von Herder
, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Friedrich Schiller. Romanticism.
The questioning attitude that characterized the period is seen in the works of its
great scientists and philosophers: Descartes's Discourse on Method (1637) and
Pascal's Pensees (written 1657-58) in France; Bacon's Advancement of Learning
After Provence joined the Kingdom of France in the 15th century, Marseille
retained a separate administration and continually engaged in spirited revolt
against kings or governments that threatened its liberties. It was for this reason
that in ...
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