The age of Voltaire: a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy

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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.
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subject_facet Enlightenment -- Europe, Europe -- Civilization -- 18th century, Europe -- History -- 18th century, Voltaire, -- 1694-1778
title_display The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756. with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy
title_full The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy [electronic resource] / Will & Ariel Durant, The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756. with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy / by Will and Ariel Durant
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