Germaine de Staël

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Genevan-French author

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Germaine de Staël
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philosophy Degrees
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Why Is Germaine de Staël Influential?

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According to Wikipedia, Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein , commonly known as Madame de Staël , was a prominent woman of letters and political theorist in both Parisian and Genevan intellectual circles. She was the daughter of banker and French finance minister Jacques Necker and Suzanne Curchod, a respected salonhostess. Throughout her life, she held a moderate stance during the tumultuous periods of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, persisting until the time of the French Restoration.

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What Are Germaine de Staël's Academic Contributions?

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