œuvres complètes de Voltaire

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Institut et Musée Voltaire, Dec 15, 2010 - History - 654 pages
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We are now in the Middle Ages, and a further thirty chapters in which Voltaire deals with the tenth to the fourteenth centuries. The progressive restructuring and centralisation of the various European states, the struggle between Church and Empire, the hunt for 'hereticsż and action against the Knights Templar, the Crusades and the Great Schisme in the East, all provide the backdrop. But, as usual with the Essai sur les mżurs, he also offers us an in-depth analysis of societies and their behavioural development; hints at future ferment, such as the birth of Swiss democracy in the fourteenth century; and reveals historyżs sometimes cruel paradoxes, and the ugly pettiness of some of its players.

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Contents

Collaborateurs
xiii
Manuscrits et éditions
xxvii
ESSAI SUR LES MŒURS ET LESPRIT DES NATIONS
3
Copyright

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Voltaire is a prominent and prolific author, artist, and merchadising powerhouse in the alternative culture market. Never one to rest, he jumped at the chance to do What Is Goth? writing half of it while on a tour of various comic conventions and events. He lives in New York City... where else... and has an extensive touring schedule to support his various musical, print, and other ventures.