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Précis du siècle de Louis XV

Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Vol. No.
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Volume editor(s)
Volume editor(s): 
Janet Godden, James Hanrahan

About the Book

About the Book: 

The Précis du siècle de Louis XV is an account of Voltaire’s own world. His sources are the memoirs of leading military or political figures, many known to him personally, the wide range of archives and state papers to which he had access as historiographe du roi, what he reads in the press, and what he picks up in conversation. We have moved from Voltaire historian to Voltaire the shrewd eye-witness, writing with vivacity of what he has seen and heard.

Contributor: Ruggero Sciuto

Table of Contents

Précis du siècle de Louis XV (Janet Godden, James Hanrahan)

Histoire de la guerre de 1741 (Janet Godden, James Hanrahan)

Représentation aux Etats de l’empire (Ruggero Sciuto)