Felicity Green appears on BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time"

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Programme hosted by Melvyn Bragg exploring the life, thought and legacy of Renaissance thinker Michel de Montaigne. 

Period25 Apr 2013

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  • TitleIn Our Time: Montaigne
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionMelvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Born near Bordeaux in 1533, Montaigne retired from a life of public service aged 38 and began to write. He called these short works 'essais', or 'attempts'; they deal with an eclectic range of subjects, from the dauntingly weighty to the apparently trivial. Although he never considered himself a philosopher, he is often now seen as one of the most outstanding Sceptical thinkers of early modern Europe. His approachable style, intelligence and subtle thought have made him one of the most widely admired writers of the Renaissance.
    PersonsFelicity Green