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dc.contributor.editorRobert Clarkeen
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-28T11:22:47Z
dc.date.available2022-01-28T11:22:47Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022en
dc.identifier.citationClarke, R., Voltaire: Précis du siècle de Louis XV, In Hanrahan, J. and Godden, J. (eds.) The Literary Encyclopedia, 1.5.2.04, Online, The Literary Dictionary Company Limited, 2022en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/97978
dc.description.abstractVoltaire’s Précis du siècle de Louis XV is not as well known as it should be for a number of reasons. First, in historiographical terms, Enlightenment history has never recovered from the rise of historicism and its critique of that era’s presentism and universalist pretensions (Volpihlac-Auger, 2009; Force, 2009). Second, the reign of Louis XV – great-grandson of Louis-le-Grand – has been forgotten somewhat in the history of the French eighteenth century, which is generally viewed as the age of the philosophes and a prelude to the French Revolution (Jones, 2002). Third, and most importantly, Voltaire’s history of the age of Louis XV was not a work that he planned and composed in a coherent way, but instead emerged from the development of other works, an outgrowth of the Siècle de Louis XIV [Age of Louis XIV] intended to complete the Essai sur l’histoire générale de Charlemagne jusqu’à nos jours [Essay on General History from Charlemagne to our Times], but which relied on the filleting of Voltaire’s own Histoire de la guerre de 1741 [History of the War of 1741] (see article on this work in The Literary Encyclopedia) in order for it to be published as a work in its own right. As a result, it was little-known and under-appreciated by his contemporaries when it first appeared under its own title in 1769, thereby ensuring it was never considered a major work either before or after Voltaire’s death.en
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dc.publisherThe Literary Dictionary Company Limiteden
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dc.relation.ispartofseries1.5.2.04;
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dc.titleVoltaire: Précis du siècle de Louis XVen
dc.title.alternativeThe Literary Encyclopediaen
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dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
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dc.subject.TCDThemeManuscript, Book and Print Culturesen
dc.subject.TCDTagEnlightenmenten
dc.subject.TCDTagEuropean Historyen
dc.subject.TCDTagFrancophone historiographyen
dc.subject.TCDTagFrench monarchyen
dc.subject.TCDTagFrench thoughten
dc.subject.TCDTagHistoriographyen
dc.subject.TCDTagVoltaireen
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dc.subject.darat_thematicHistoryen
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