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The “Encyclopedists” were the contributors to the Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Edited by D. Diderot and J.L.R. d'Alembert (until 1758), the monumental work appeared in Paris as a folio edition in 17 volumes of text (1751–1765) and 11 volumes of illustrations (1762–1772). (The Supplément that appeared in Paris and Amsterdam from 1776 to 1780 in four folio volumes of text, one of illustrations, and two of indexes had no formal association with the original Encyclopédie; the editors and most of the contributors wer…

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Kronauer, Ulrich, “Encyclopedists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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