The Age of Voltaire

The Age of Voltaire

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2015
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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
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781504600408
1504600401
Characteristics: 3 audio discs (approximately 43 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
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