Paris:: Fr�res �tienne, Chez Barrois, 1788.. New edition. 3 of 4 volumes (lacking v.4). 12mo. xx, , 524; [viii], 456; [viii], 535 pp. Engraved frontispiece [P.J.S.]. Original gilt-stamped tree calf; slightly worn. Bookplates of Hartford Seminary Foundation, Case Memorial Library. Very good. Sold as a binding. New edition. Rollin held Jansenist principles (a Christian theological movement, originated primarily in France, that emphasized original sin, human depravity, the necessity of divine grace, and predestination). Unfortunately he was persecuted for his beliefs. Most of his writings, including his works on ancient history came later in life, when he had been forbidden to teach. The most important work was his Trait� des �tudes (Paris, 1726-31) and contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, including a more frequent and extensive use of the vernacular language and a discarding of lingering medieval traditions. �In 1750 the pedagogical views of Charles Rollin (1661-1741) � incorporated in his Trait�s des �tudes, known also as De la mani�re d�enseigner et d��tudier Les Belles-Lettres, par rapport a? l'esprit & au c�ur (1727) � were introduced to Greek audiences by a Greek adaptation of Rollin�s �Preliminary Discourse,� in which were exposed his ideas about the importance of character formation and the role of moral and social virtues for making up of a good Christian and a citizen, along with his liberal views about education, teaching methods, and the education of women.� His Trait� des �tudes (Paris, 1726-31) contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, including a more frequent and extensive use of the vernacular language and a discarding of lingering medieval traditions. REFERENCES: Bardeen, Charles William. A Dictionary of Educational Biography: Giving More Than Four Hundred Portraits and Sketches of Persons Prominent in Educational Work. C.W. Bardeen, 1901. p. 68; Peter Kemp, Asger S�rensen [eds.]. Politics in Education. LIT Verlag M�nster, 2012. p. 65. (Inventory #: LV2153)
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