Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Michel de Montaigne" by Marc Foglia and Emiliano Ferrari

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  • Essais, F. Strowski (ed.), Paris: Hachette, 1912, Phototypic reproduction of the “Exemplaire de Bordeaux”, showing Montaigne’s handwritten additions of 1588–1592. (Scholar)
  • Essais, Pierre Villey (ed.), 3 volumes, Alcan, 1922–1923, revised by V.-L. Saulnier, 1965. Gives the 3 strata indications, probable dates of composition of the chapters, and many sources.
  • Michel de Montaigne. Les Essais, J. Balsamo, C. Magnien-Simonin & M. Magnien (eds.) (with “Notes de lecture” and “Sentences peintes” edited by Alain Legros), Paris, “Pléiade”, Gallimard, 2007. The Essays are based on the 1595 published version. (Scholar)
  • La Théologie naturelle de Raymond Sebond, traduicte nouvellement en François par Messire Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de l’ordre du Roy et Gentilhomme ordinaire de sa chambre. Ed. by Dr Armaingaud, Paris: Conard, 1935. (Scholar)
  • Le Journal de Voyage en Italie de Michel de Montaigne. Ed. by François Rigolot, Paris: PUF, 1992.
  • Lettres. Ed. by Arthur Armaingaud, Paris, Conard, 1939 (vol. XI, in Œuvres complètes, pp. 159–266).

Translations in English

  • The Essayes, tr. by John Florio. London: V. Sims, 1603.
  • The Essays, tr. by Charles Cotton. 3 vol., London: T. Basset, M. Gilliflower and W. Hensman, 1685–1686.
  • The Essays, tr. by E.J. Trechmann. 2 vol., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1927.
  • Michel de Montaigne. The Complete Works. Essays, Travel Journal, Letters, tr. by Donald M. Frame, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1958, renewed 1971 & 1976.
  • The Complete Essays, tr. by M.A. Screech, London/New York: Penguin, 1993.
  • The Journal of Montaigne’s Travels, tr. by W.G. Watters, 3 vol., London: John Murray, 1903. (Scholar)
  • The Diary of Montaigne’s Journey to Italy in 1580 and 1581, tr. by E.J. Trechmann. London: Hogarth Press, 1929. (Scholar)

Secondary Sources

  • Auerbach, Erich, 1946, “l’humaine condition” (on Montaigne) in Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, trans. Willard Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003 (originally pub. Bern: Francke).
  • Burke, Peter, 1981, Montaigne, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Compayré, Gabriel, 1908, Montaigne and the Education of the Judgment, trans. J. E. Mansion, New York: Burt Franklin, 1971. (Scholar)
  • Conche, Marcel, 1996, Montaigne et la philosophie, Paris: PUF. (Scholar)
  • Desan, Philippe, 2017, Montaigne: A Life, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • ––– (ed.), 2007, Dictionnaire de Montaigne, Paris: Champion. (Scholar)
  • ––– (ed.), 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Ferrari, Emiliano, & Gontier, Thierry, 2016, L’Axe Montaigne-Hobbes: anthropologie et politique, Paris: Classiques Garnier.
  • Frame, Donald M., 1984, Montaigne: A Biography, New York: Harcourt/ London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965/ San Francisco: North Point Press. (Scholar)
  • Friedrich, Hugo, 1991, Montaigne, Bern: Francke, 1949; Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Fontana, Biancamaria, 2008, Montaigne’s Politics: Authority and Governance in the Essays, Geneva: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Hoffmann, Georges, 1998, Montaigne’s Career, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • Horkheimer, Max, 1938, Montaigne und die Funktion der Skepsis, Frankfurt: Fischer, reprinted 1971. (Scholar)
  • Imbach, Ruedi, 1983, “‘Et toutefois nostre outrecuidance veut faire passer la divinité par nostre estamine’, l’essai II,12 et la genèse de la pensée moderne. Construction d’une thèse explicative” in Paradigmes de théologie philosophique, O. Höffe et R. Imbach (eds.), Fribourg. (Scholar)
  • Ulrich Langer, 2005, The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Leake, R.E., 1981, Concordance des Essais de Montaigne, 2 vol., Genève: Droz. (Scholar)
  • Paganini, Gianni, 2008, Skepsis. Le débat des modernes sur le scepticisme, Paris: Vrin. (Scholar)
  • Popkin, Richard, 1960, The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, Assen: Van Gorcum. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1979, The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza, Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003, The History of Scepticism from Savonarola to Bayle, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Schmitt, Charles B., 1972, Cicero scepticus: A Study of the Influence of the Academica in the Renaissance, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. (Scholar)
  • Screech, Michael, 1983, Montaigne & Melancholy — The Wisdom of the Essays, London: Duckworth. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, Montaigne’s Annotated Copy of Lucretius, A transcription and study of the manuscript, notes and pen-marks, Geneva: Droz. (Scholar)
  • Skinner, Quentin, 2002, Visions of Politics (Volume 3: Hobbes and Civil Science), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Starobinski, Jean, 2009, Montaigne in Motion, University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Supple, James, 1984, Arms versus Letters, The Military and Literary Ideals in the Essays, Cambridge: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • Thompson, Douglas, 2018, Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Tournon, André, 1983, La glose et l’essai, Paris: H. Champion, reprinted 2001. (Scholar)
  • Zweig, Stefan, 1960, Montaigne [written 1935–1941] Frankfurt: Fischer. (Scholar)

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