Unformatted text preview: with the socio-economic imbalances that exist in France. He presents the question of which is worse, as in both cases, the unfortunate victims waste away and are completely subject to their victors. While one is a prisoner of war, the other is an indebted servant or lower-class citizen. They both lose their lives at the hands of others, yet in both cultures, these respective practices are considered normal and acceptable. Question: What was Montaigne’s target audience and how was it received? How does Montaigne’s argument reflect the underlying principles and values of the Renaissance? I completed the primary source readings for this lecture....
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- Spring '09
- Sociology, primary source readings, barbaric practices