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  • The works of Christine of Pisa (c. 1365 – c. 1430) initiated a literary debate which came to be known as the querelle des femmes — the debate about women.

    Art: Representation of Biblical Women.

  • As a theologian convinced of the unambiguousness of Christian concepts, he distrusted the poetical expressions of mystics because they were equivocal, as is shown by the unforgiving position he took toward Quietism -- a querelle in which, as we shall soon see, Mme de Maintenon was herself dangerously implicated.

    Louis XIV's Secret Wife

  • On a donc mis sur le dos du président Ravalomanana, à qui on ne pardonne pas non plus l'utilisation de la langue maternelle dans l'enseignement primaire, ce qui est une querelle franco-française; Ce faisant, on se défausse de ses turpitudes sur quelqu'un qui, pour le moment, n'a pas rejoint la “France-Afrique”.

    French Ambassador Expelled from Madagascar Because he has Bad Luck?

  • J.A. Starck et la querelle du crypto-catholicisme en A.lemagne, 1785-1789.

    Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

  • Gérard Defaux, in his Pantagruel et les sophistes (1973), announced that the study of Rabelais now has its 'querelle des anciens et des modernes.'

    Laugh-in with Rabelais

  • Perrault, which caused the famous querelle in France, and to the Battle of the Books in England (1690-98).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The French aspect is treated by H. Rigault in Histoire de la querelle des modernes (Paris, 1856), which is supple - mented by A. Lombard, La Querelle des anciens et des modernes. l'abbé Dubos (Neuchâtel, 1908).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • La querelle des anciens et des modernes at the end of the seventeenth century in France and its echo in England — where it is usually called the “Battle of the Books” — did much to define the idea of progress and demon - strate the emancipation of the moderns from the ancients.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Quelque temps après que cette _volonté royale_ eût été _portée_, deux officiers qui avaient eu quelques _contestations_ ensemble demandèrent au _roi_ l'_autorisation_ de vider leur _querelle_ l'_épée_ à la main.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • L'un des deux lui avoua qu'ils lui avaient volé cinq louis d'or, et que la querelle venait de ce que son camarade voulait en avoir trois.

    French Conversation and Composition

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