Fauriel sentence example
- CLAUDE CHARLES FAURIEL (1772-1844), French historian, philologist and critic, was born at St Etienne on the 21st of October 1772.
- Some articles which Fauriel published in the Decade philosophique (1800) on a work of Madame de Stael's - De la litterature consideree dans ses rapports avec les institutions sociales - led to an intimate friendship with her.
- Fauriel was introduced by Madame de Stael to the literary circle of Auteuil, which gathered round Destutt de Tracy.
- During his connexion with Auteuil, Fauriel's attention was naturally turned to philosophy, and for some years he was engaged on a history of Stoicism, which was never completed, all the papers connected with it having accidentally perished in 1814.
- Fauriel was biased in this work by his preconceived and somewhat fanciful theory that Provence was the cradle of the chansons de geste and even of the Round Table romances; but he gave a great stimulus to the scientific study of Old French and Provencal.Advertisement
- Fauriel's Memoires, found with Condorcet's papers, are in the Institute library.
- They were written at latest in 1804, and include some interesting fragments on the close of the consulate, Moreau, &c. Though anonymous, Lalanne, who published them (Les Derniers Jours du Consulat, 1886), proved them to be in the same handwriting as a letter of Fauriel's in 1803.
- The same library has Fauriel's correspondence, catalogued by Ad.
- For Fauriel's correspondence with Guizot see Nouvelle Rev. (Dec. 1, 1901, by V.
- Galley, Claude Fauriel (1909).Advertisement
- Glachant, Benjamin Constant sous l'c it ud guet (1906), containing an account of his relations with the police, also his correspondence with Fauriel; G.
- At Fauriel's death in 1844 he succeeded to the full professorship of foreign literature.