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Voltaire: Political Writings

Voltaire: Political Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: June 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521437271

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  • This edition of Voltaire's political writings presents a varied selection of his most interesting and controversial texts, many of which have not previously been translated into English. Their themes include the nature and legitimacy of political power, law and the social order, and the growing disorder in the French economy, and in addition they touch on specific issues such as the Seven Years' War and relations with Frederick II, and the sensational trials of Jean Calas, Sirver and the Chevalier De La Barre.

    • An appearance in English of many of the most controversial and interesting Voltairean texts
    • Provides a broad picture of Voltaire's politics in key areas
    • Illuminates both abstract topics and specific events in pre-Revolutionary France
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521437271
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Bibliographical note
    Select bibliography
    Biographical note
    Editorial note
    Note on translation
    Articles from the Pocket Philosophical Dictionary
    Articles from the Questions on the Encyclopaedia
    The A B C, or Dialogues between A B C, translated from the English by Mr Huet
    Other writings: Republican ideas. By a member of a public body
    Thoughts on public administration
    The rights of men and the usurpations of others
    Commentary on the book On Crimes and Punishments
    Dialogue between a philosopher and a comptroller-general of finance

  • Author

    Frangois Marie Voltaire


    David Williams, University of Sheffield

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