Précis du siècle de Louis XV (II)
Chapters 17-43, Appendices 1-4, Représentation des Etats de l’Empire
Series: Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Volume Editors: Janet Godden, James Hanrahan
Series Collaborators: Janet Godden, James Hanrahan, John Renwick, Ruggero Sciuto
Publication Date: 2020
The Précis du siècle de Louis XV is Voltaire’s vivid and engaging account of his own era. In this volume, the War of the Austrian Succession concludes with the victory of Maria Theresa, and France and England continue to skirmish in the global Seven Years War. Voltaire then turns his attention to French domestic politics and the attempted assassination of the king by Damiens, in the context of the struggle between the crown and the parlement.
The text is supported by extensive notes and variants from manuscript drafts and significant print editions.
Table of contents
Précis du siècle de Louis XV, ch.17-43 (Janet Godden and James Hanrahan)
Appendices (Janet Godden, James Hanrahan and John Renwick):
- Four chapters from 1756
- ‘D’un fait singulier concernant la littérature’: W64G, ch.61
- ‘Avis des éditeurs’: 69L1
- Notes from the Kehl edition
Représentation aux Etats de l’Empire (Ruggero Sciuto)
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.