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The Resource Political writings, Voltaire ; edited and translated by David Williams

Political writings, Voltaire ; edited and translated by David Williams

Label
Political writings
Title
Political writings
Statement of responsibility
Voltaire ; edited and translated by David Williams
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This edition of Voltaire's political writings presents a varied selection of his most interesting and controversial texts, many of which have not previously been translated into English. They range over the nature and legitimacy of political power, law and the social order, crime and punishment, liberty and humanity, war and peace, and the growing disorder in the French economy. They also touch on specific issues and events in pre-Revolutionary France to which Voltaire responded and in which he was closely involved, including the Seven Years' War and relations with Frederick II, the Genevan quarrels of the 1760s, and the sensational trials of Jean Calas, Sirven and the Chevalier de La Barre. A comprehensive introduction explores the background to these texts, which together reflect the full range of Voltaire's responses to the most significant issues of his time. -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1694-1778
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Voltaire
Dewey number
320/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC179
LC item number
.V65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938 May 22-
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Williams, David
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • Political science
  • Voltaire
Label
Political writings, Voltaire ; edited and translated by David Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Articles from the Pocket philosophical dictionary. Etats, gouvernements. States, governments. Guerre. War. Lois (Des). Laws. Patrie. Homeland ---- Articles from the Questions on the Encyclopaedia. Democratie. Democracy. Economie. Economy. Gouvernement. Government. Homme. Man. Impot. Tax. Politique. Politics ---- The A B C, or Dialogues between A B C, translated from the English by Mr Huet. First conversation. On Hobbes, Grotius and Montesquieu -- Second conversation. On the soul -- Third conversation. On whether man was born wicked and the child of the Devil -- Fourth conversation. On natural law, and on curiosity -- Fifth conversation. On the ways of losing and keeping one's freedom, and on theocracy -- Sixth conversation. On three systems of government, and a thousand ancient errors -- Seventh conversation. That modern Europe is better than ancient Europe -- Eighth conversation. On physical serfdom -- Ninth conversation. On the serfdom of minds -- Tenth conversation. On religion -- Eleventh conversation. On the code of war -- Twelfth conversation. On the code of perfidy -- Thirteenth conversation. On basic laws -- Fourteenth conversation. That every state must be independent - Fifteenth conversation. On the best legislation -- Sixteenth conversation. On abuses -- Seventeenth conversation. On curious matters ----- Other writings. Republican ideas. By a member of a public body --- Thoughts on public administration --- The rights of men and the usurpations of others. Translated from the Italian --- Commentary on the book On crimes and punishments, by a provincial lawyer --- Dialogue between a philosopher and a comptroller-general of finance
Control code
28634724
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780521437271
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
93028512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605970
Label
Political writings, Voltaire ; edited and translated by David Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Articles from the Pocket philosophical dictionary. Etats, gouvernements. States, governments. Guerre. War. Lois (Des). Laws. Patrie. Homeland ---- Articles from the Questions on the Encyclopaedia. Democratie. Democracy. Economie. Economy. Gouvernement. Government. Homme. Man. Impot. Tax. Politique. Politics ---- The A B C, or Dialogues between A B C, translated from the English by Mr Huet. First conversation. On Hobbes, Grotius and Montesquieu -- Second conversation. On the soul -- Third conversation. On whether man was born wicked and the child of the Devil -- Fourth conversation. On natural law, and on curiosity -- Fifth conversation. On the ways of losing and keeping one's freedom, and on theocracy -- Sixth conversation. On three systems of government, and a thousand ancient errors -- Seventh conversation. That modern Europe is better than ancient Europe -- Eighth conversation. On physical serfdom -- Ninth conversation. On the serfdom of minds -- Tenth conversation. On religion -- Eleventh conversation. On the code of war -- Twelfth conversation. On the code of perfidy -- Thirteenth conversation. On basic laws -- Fourteenth conversation. That every state must be independent - Fifteenth conversation. On the best legislation -- Sixteenth conversation. On abuses -- Seventeenth conversation. On curious matters ----- Other writings. Republican ideas. By a member of a public body --- Thoughts on public administration --- The rights of men and the usurpations of others. Translated from the Italian --- Commentary on the book On crimes and punishments, by a provincial lawyer --- Dialogue between a philosopher and a comptroller-general of finance
Control code
28634724
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780521437271
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
93028512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605970

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