Building peace in the minds of men and women

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Robert Gardelle (1754) © Bibliothèque de Genève, Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Geneva and Neuchâtel Collections

Registration year: 2011
Submission year: 
2010
Collection ID: 
2010-24

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of the greatest European philosophers and greatest writers of all time. His unique influence manifests itself in areas such as political and philosophical thought, the relationship of man and nature, children's education. A major figure of the Enlightenment, he opens up new and important perspectives which play a significant role in the political and social upheavals of the eighteenth century up to the present. These unique collections are testimony essential to a better understanding of the life and work of Rousseau, and form a documentary heritage of a historical period - the eighteenth century - and one of its major players.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Robert Gardelle (1754) © Bibliothèque de Genève, Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Robert Gardelle (1754)
© Bibliothèque de Genève, Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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