In 1684 Bayle began the publication of his Nouvelles de la republique des lettres, a kind of journal of literary criticism.
The dissertations not embodied in his great work were collected by himself and (after his death) by his pupil, Camille Jullian, and published as volumes of miscellanies: Recherches sur quelques problemes d'histoire (1885), dealing with the Roman colonate, the land system in Normandy, the Germanic mark, and the judiciary organization in the kingdom of the Franks; Nouvelles recherches sur quelques problemes d'histoire (1891); and Questions historiques (1893), which contains his paper on Chios and his thesis on Polybius.
The Nouvelles ecclesiastiques (1728-1803) were first printed and circulated secretly by the Jansenists in opposition to the Constitution unigenitus.
In 1647 he published his Nouvelles experiences sur le vide, and in the next year the famous experiment with the barometer on the Puy de Dome was carried out for him by his brother-in-law Perier, and repeated on a smaller scale by himself at Paris, to which place by the end of 1647 he and his sister Jacqueline had removed, to be followed shortly by their father.
Gmelin, Schuld oder Unschuld des Templerordens (Stuttgart, 1893); Gachon, Pieces relatifs au debat du page Clement V avec l'empereur Henri VII (Montpellier, 1894); Lacoste, Nouvelles Etudes sur Clement V(1896); Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopeidie, vol.
Bayle, a born journalist and the most able critic of the day, conceived the plan of the Nouvelles de la republique des lettres (1684-1718), which at once became entirely successful and obtained for him during the three years of his control the dictatorship of the world of letters.
Commentaries on Rabelais, independent of editions, have been numerous from the work of Jean Bernier, Jugement et nouvelles observations sur les ceuvres ...
Huber's Nouvelles observations sur les abeilles (Geneve, 1792) will never be forgotten; they have been matched in recent times by J.
Poincare, Les Methodes nouvelles de la mecanique celeste (3 vols., Paris, 1899, 1892, 1893).
The first legal periodical was the Journal du palais (1672) of Claude Blondeau and Gabriel Gueret, and the first devoted to medicine the Nouvelles decouvertes dans toutes les parties de la medecine (1679) of Nicolas de Blegny, frequently spoken of as a charlatan, a term which sometimes means simply a man of many ideas.