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23 January 1986
Cardinal Richelieu: Power and the Pursuit of Wealth 
by Joseph Bergin.
Yale, 341 pp., £20, November 1985, 0 300 03495 4
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Rich and Poor in Grenoble 1600-1814 
by Kathryn Norberg.
California, 366 pp., £31.95, October 1985, 0 520 05260 9
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France 1789-1815: Revolution and Counter-Revolution 
by D.M.G. Sutherland.
Collins/Fontana, 493 pp., £14.95, October 1985, 0 00 197178 6
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... Richelieu has long been seen as the founder of the absolute monarchy of France, but has hardly, until now, been studied as a millionaire. Yet Dr Bergin came to his theme almost by accident. While looking for something entirely different in the Paris archives, he noticed in the catalogue a reference to five volumes of materials relating to Richelieu ...

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John Robertson

4 November 1993
G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern 
by Mark Lilla.
Harvard, 225 pp., £29.95, April 1993, 0 674 33962 2
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The Rehabilitation of Myth: Vico’s ‘New Science’ 
by Joseph​ Mali.
Cambridge, 275 pp., £35, September 1992, 0 521 41952 2
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... efforts have been seconded by the existence of a respected (and still intermittently available) translation of the third and final edition of Vico’s master work, the New Science (1744), by T.G. Bergin and M.H. Fisch, and another of selections from this and earlier writings by Leon Pompa. There has also been a steady flow of interpretations, much of it organised by the Institute for Vico Studies in ...

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