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The Age of Voltaire - Will Durant,Ariel Durant

The Age of Voltaire

The Age of Voltaire

4.75 4 5 Författare: Will Durant,Ariel Durant Inläsare: Grover Gardner
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The Age of Voltaire, the ninth volume of the Story of Civilization, is an in-depth examination of France and England in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the English ideas that inspired the Enlightenment in France-skepticism, scientific experiment, constitutional government, "natural rights," and individual liberty; the salons of Paris, where the wits and thinkers of all Europe gathered to exchange ideas; the philosophes-intellectuals, playwrights, and poets who consulted and consorted with kings and queens; Voltaire himself-the incarnation of the Enlightenment and a devotee of reason who still defended religious faith; Mme. Pompadour, patron of the philosophes, who seduced King Louis XV and through him influenced French policy; the Augustan Age in English literature-Alexander Pope's poetry, Jonathan Swift's satires, and the novels of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding; and the growing parasitism of the aristocracy and rising power of the commercial class.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Historia Serie: Story of Civilization: 9 Översättare:

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Förlag: Blackstone Publishing
Utgiven: 2015-06-01
Längd: 42T 55M
ISBN: 9781504600378
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