Letters Concerning the English Nation

Letters Concerning the English Nation

SVEC 179 ( 1979 ) , 47-61 ; and ' Voltaire et Newton ' , SVEC 179 ( 1979 ) , 193-202 . For evidence of Voltaire's engagement with British politics after his return to France , see Laurence L. Bongie , Voltaire's English , High Treason ...

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192837087

Category: History

Page: 244

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Inspired by Voltaire's stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader Voltaire's own English text, allowing us to appreciate him as a stylist at first hand. It is the only critical edition of the original text and, as well as providing an introduction and notes, it includes intriguing accounts of Voltaire by contemporary English observers.
Categories: History

The Culture of the Seven Years War

The Culture of the Seven Years  War

“Voltaire versus Shakespeare: The Lettre à l'académiefrançaise (1776).” British Journalfor Eighteenth-Century Studies 18 (1995): 173–84. Newman, Gerald. ... In Voltaire and the English, 79–100. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth ...

Author: Frans De Bruyn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442643550

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) was the decisive conflict of the eighteenth century – Winston Churchill called it the first “world war” – and the clash which forever changed the course of North American history. Yet compared with other momentous conflicts like the Napoleonic Wars or the First World War, the cultural impact of the Seven Years' War remains woefully understudied. The Culture of the Seven Years' War is the first collection of essays to take a broad interdisciplinary and multinational approach to this important global conflict. Rather than focusing exclusively on political, diplomatic, or military issues, this collection examines the impact of representation, identity, and conceptions and experiences of empire. With essays by notable scholars that address the war's impact in Europe and the Atlantic world, this volume is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the relationship between war, culture, and the arts.
Categories: History

Shakespeare im 18 Jahrhundert

Shakespeare im 18  Jahrhundert

Voltaire war sich der Bühnenwirksamkeit seiner Vorlagen « vollauf bewusst : » Les monstres brillants de Shakespeare ... Voltaire and English Literature , a study of English literary influences on Voltaire , StV 177 , 1979 , S. 28 .

Author: Roger Paulin

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835301926

Category: European literature

Page: 324

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Categories: European literature

Mentoring in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture

Mentoring in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture

in Voltaire und Deutschland (Stuttgart: Mezlersche Verlagsbuch Handlung, 1979), pp. ... Fletcher, D.J., “The Fortunes of Bolingbroke in France,” Studies, 47 (1966): 209 gunny, ahmad, Voltaire and English Literature, SVEC (1979): 177.

Author: Anthony W. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In the first collection devoted to mentoring relationships in British literature and culture, the editor and contributors offer a fresh lens through which to observe familiar and lesser known authors and texts. Employing a variety of critical and methodological approaches, which reflect the diversity of the mentoring experiences under consideration, the collection highlights in particular the importance of mentoring in expanding print culture. Topics include John Wilmot the Earl of Rochester's relationships to a range of role models, John Dryden's mentoring of women writers, Alexander Pope's problematic attempts at mentoring, the vexed nature of Jonathan Swift's cross-gender and cross-class mentoring relationships, Samuel Richardson's largely unsuccessful efforts to influence Urania Hill Johnson, and an examination of Elizabeth Carter and Samuel Johnson's as co-mentors of one another's work. Taken together, the essays further the case for mentoring as a globally operative critical concept, not only in the eighteenth century, but in other literary periods as well.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge in depth

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica  Macropaedia   Knowledge in depth

Voltaire and the English ( 1979 ) is a collection of scholarly articles , with an illustrated catalog of a documents exhibition on Voltaire's journeys and the intellectual influences stemming from them . English literary and social ...



ISBN: UOM:39076001808976

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1104

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This encyclopedia includes a two-volume index, a 12-volume Micropaedia (Ready reference), a 17-volume Micropaedia (Knowledge in depth), and the Propaedia.
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The English and their History

The English and their History

79. 4. Most influentially by Montesquieu: 'De la Constitution d'Angleterre', in De l'esprit des lois (1748), bk 11, ch. 6. 5. Letters, 1726, in Voltaire and the English (Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, 1979), pp. 11–12. 6.

Author: Robert Tombs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141976792

Category: History

Page: 1024

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'Masterful, an enormously readable narrative of the English people from the Anglo-Saxons to the present' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times, Books of the Year In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day. 'As ambitious as it is successful . . . Packed with telling detail and told with gentle, sardonic wit, a vast and delightful book' Ben MacIntyre, The Times, Books of the Year 'A stupendous achievement ... a story of a people we can't fail to recognize: stoical, brave, drunken, bloody-minded, violent, undeferential, yet paradoxically law-abiding ... I found myself gripped' Daniel Hannan, Spectator 'Original and enormously readable, this brilliant, hugely engaging work has a sly wit and insouciance that are of themselves rather English' Sinclair MacKay, Daily Telegraph
Categories: History

Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century

Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century

Author: Martin Smith


ISBN: UVA:X001609481

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 444

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The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, previously known as SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century), has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955 as part of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. International in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volumes cover wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, from gender studies to political theory, and from economics to visual arts and music, and are published in English or French.
Categories: Civilization, Modern



87. For debates on the 'scientific revolution', see chapter 6. 23 F. M. Voltaire, Letters concerning the English Nation (1926 [1733]), pp. 41–2; Ahmad Gunny, Voltaire and English Literature (1979). In 1753 Voltaire ...

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927725

Category: History

Page: 752

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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.
Categories: History

Aspects of Samuel Johnson

Aspects of Samuel Johnson

179 , Voltaire and the English ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , At the Taylor Institution , 1979 ) , and especially David Williams , " Voltaire's war with England : the appeal to Europe 1760-1764 , " pp . 79-100 .

Author: Howard D. Weinbrot

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874138744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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Howard D. Weinbrot's Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics collects earlier and new essays on Johnson's varied achievements in lexicography, poetry, narrative, and prose style. It considers Johnson's uses of the general and the particular as they relate to the reader's role in the creative process, his complex approach to the concept of literary genre, and his resolutely in-human view of skepticism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Secular City

The Secular City

80-81 , 86-7 , 116-117 ; Ahmad Gunny , Voltaire and English literature , SVEC , vol . 177 ( 1979 ) , esp . pp . 244-56 . That Swift appears in Rousseau's study is revealing , for Voltaire too often regards Swift as an English author ...

Author: T. D. Hemming

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859894169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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The City is for the Enlightenment a central preoccupation, that social space where both the utopian and the pragmatic concerns of the eighteenth century come together in a typical tension. Unlike St Augustine's Civitas Dei, this is to be a city of men and women, planning their social geometry, interacting commercially, elaborating, as far as possible, human and secular principles of justice. This collection of specially commissioned essays, all by distinguished eighteenth-century specialists, charts the process from a variety of angles.
Categories: Philosophy