Complete Works: Essays, Travel Journal, Letters - Book of Essays 3 : Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book of Essays 3 : Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis

This is separated out as an entirely unique book within the greater work. There is an extensive note from the editor. This explains a number of basic things about the actual situation. One factor is that the author has not written the Travel Journal for the purposes of publication. The editor then makes is apparent that Montaigne was just like everybody else in certain ways. Typical of the worldly person, his main motivation for the journeys written about herein was generalized curiosity. He went to make himself a bit more worldly; he went there because he wanted to. He traveled to a number of places in 1580 - 1581. The journey ended with Montaigne's return to Bordeaux for the purposes of serving the town as the Mayor.

The editor explains that the Travel Journals offer another inroad...

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