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Abrege Chronologique des Grands Fiefs de la…
Pierre Nicolas Brunet (1733-1771)
Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1759
First edition
DC36.6 B78 1759

Pierre Brunet was a French poet and dramatist. He is known for a heroic poem he published in 1756. Less successful were his plays, but he worked for several years with the Paris Opera on opera and ballet productions. He edited the political newspaper “Mercure de France,” contributing several pieces. Abrege is his longest and most serious attempt at writing, a history that he worked on with his father. Well-educated and articulate, Brunet was not a particularly good writer, nor was he a very strong researcher. Still, his history of medieval fiefs is an example of the study of medieval France going on in his day.