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Essai Sur Les Moeurs Et L'esprit Des Nations (Les Oeuvres Complètes de Voltaire, Vol. 22)

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This work is one in a series of publications of the entire works of Voltaire. His ' Essai sur les mœurs et l’esprit des nations' is a monumental work which has changed the face of western historiography. Unique for its time, it encompasses in 196 chapters the history of Europe, Africa, America and Asia to cover all ages, all continents and all religions within the overall concept of a ‘universal history’. Voltaire’s approach to the writing of this history is radical and innovative: rather than recite the deeds of monarchs and religious leaders, his aim is to tell the story of human progress, in particular the progress of human reason. This particular edition presents his preface and first 37 chapters (in French).

Some highlighter pen markings on the introductory notes.

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Author(s):
Voltaire
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 15 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0729408744
Number of pages:
574
Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation
Title:
Essai Sur Les Moeurs Et L'esprit Des Nations (Les Oeuvres Complètes de Voltaire, Vol. 22)

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This work is one in a series of publications of the entire works of Voltaire. His ' Essai sur les mœurs et l’esprit des nations' is a monumental work which has changed the face of western historiography. Unique for its time, it encompasses in 196 chapters the history of Europe, Africa, America and Asia to cover all ages, all continents and all religions within the overall concept of a ‘universal history’. Voltaire’s approach to the writing of this history is radical and innovative: rather than recite the deeds of monarchs and religious leaders, his aim is to tell the story of human progress, in particular the progress of human reason. This particular edition presents his preface and first 37 chapters (in French).

Some highlighter pen markings on the introductory notes.

Author(s):
Voltaire
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 15 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0729408744
Number of pages:
574
Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation
Title:
Essai Sur Les Moeurs Et L'esprit Des Nations (Les Oeuvres Complètes de Voltaire, Vol. 22)

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