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As an independent scholarly publishing house, Droz has been led by scholars from the beginning in 1924 (Dr. Dr. h. c. Eugénie Droz, Dr. h. c. Alain Dufour, Dr. Max Engammare). Publishing at Droz involves choices made by informed experts at each stage of the process. Each proposal or manuscript is read by either the director or a reader to check the basic scholarly framework and to reject inappropriate projects. Droz then undertakes a process of peer review with the director of a series or with external experts (peer reviewer). As other publishing houses do, occasionally and if necessary, we undertake a double-bind peer review process.
In all cases two readers inside and outside the publishing house have read each manuscript, except in the case of certain collections (volumes of the Consistory Records of the Church of Geneva, correspondence of an author published in many volumes over one or two decades… Because these publications have already been accepted, Max Engammare alone reads them carefully, collating if necessary).
Peer review reports are given to a prospective author when his/her project has been accepted, otherwise Droz does not send back comments for refused proposals. We may ask for revisions of a manuscript based on peer review comments or accept it without revisions except for minor corrections (misprints, some missing references…)
Once the peer review process has been concluded satisfactorily, a proposal must be submitted for definitive approval to the editorial board of the press (Comité de lecture), where representatives of three disciplines swiftly review a proposed title to assess its quality and suitability for publication by Droz.

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Klossowski, l’incommunicable

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Book Series: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire ISBN: 9782600018876 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579651 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163542
Subject: Psychology --- Linguistics --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Can we communicate the incommunicable? Language is general, but the “depths of the soul” are unique, and only the experience lived in silence is authentic. Would it be possible to find a language that would appear to say something but that would communicate nothing but the incommunicable? The present volume analyses how, by developing the simulacrum of a language or “pure media”, Klossowski managed to move beyond the prevarications of Gide, so hesitant to speak or remain silent about his “Uranianism”, and the wrath of Bataille or Sade, equating destruction and purity, to finally arrive at the Nietzschean innocence that creates gods.

Ovide veut parler ». Les négociations de Clément Marot traducteur

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Book Series: Cahiers d’Humanisme et Renaissance ISBN: 9782600047098 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_621692 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170366
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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This is the first French verse version of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, translated by the sixteenth century poet Clément Marot. Marot’s translation marks not only a literary achievement, but also cleaves to deontological standards worthy of modern translators. A systematic analysis of the text reveals Marot’s choices of variation, as well as their deep coherence.

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ovide --- eco --- aneau --- translation --- traduction --- psalms --- psaumes --- musée --- marot --- regius --- pétrarque --- les métamorphoses --- museum

Soixante-trois. La peur de la grande année climactérique à la Renaissance

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Book Series: Titre courant ISBN: 9782600005531 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579650 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163533
Subject: Biology --- Religion --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general
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People have interpreted the numeration of the years of their life since Antiquity (when, for example, the Emperor Augustus did so). Ancient medical theories thus maintained that matter is renewed every seven or nine years. The product of these two numbers is sixty-three, and the sixty-third year of a person’s life – the great climacteric – was believed to be very critical. Max Engammare presents the history of the anxiety surrounding this year that came back into force during the Renaissance, as early as Petrarch but especially with Marsilio Ficino. This book touches on most of the great names of the age, from Philipp Melanchthon and Theodore de Bèze to Rabelais. The question of the sixty-third king of France, Henri III or Henri IV, was also discussed by members of the League. The goal is to achieve an understanding of the arithmetic of these ancient fears that were reborn at the end of the 1400s and which have not in fact completely disappeared today—a proof of this is Sigmund Freud and the curse of 27 listing all the famous artists dead at the age of 27 (three times nine).

Villard de Honnecourt, architecte du XIIIe siècle

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Book Series: Titre courant ISBN: 9782600005586 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579631 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163532
Subject: Architecture --- History of arts --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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The only document we have by a 13th-century architect, the Album of Villard de Honnecourt has been the subject of writings by art and architectural historians since the 19th century and has been considered the work of an amateur since the 1970s. Jean Wirth sheds new light on the question, based on a philological study of the manuscript, and proves that Villard himself is the author of the technical drawings relating to construction. He goes on to provide convincing analyses of the art of drawing and its numerous applications, from drawing from nature to architectural plans. Drawings relating to engineering, geometry and stereotomy are treated individually, in order to convey as clearly as possible the technical processes they illustrate. An examination of the architect’s travels, the monuments he saw and his stylistic evolution allows for an accurate, corrected chronology of this work, previously considered outdated. This intelligent and detailed study will be a landmark in the rehabilitation of Villard de Honnecourt’s reputation.

L'Œuvre sans fin. Réception des romans de Monique Saint-Hélier par la critique française (1932-1955)

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Book Series: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire ISBN: 9782600017626 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579630 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163540
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Monique Saint-Hélier became quite successful during the 1930s in particular because of the violent controversy that surrounded her second novel, Bois-Mort. How is it that Saint-Hélier’s work provoked such passionate criticism, but encountered nothing but disinterest after the war? Studying unpublished sources as well as a vast corpus of book reviews, the author explores by this quite particular literary path, as well as the variations in how a work is received over time.

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