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Writings of 1777-1778 (I)

Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

80B

Volume editor(s)
Volume editor(s): 
Robert Granderoute and Sheila Mason
Author: 
Voltaire
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0941-4
Pages
Pages: 
498
Price Sterling (£): 
110

About the Book

About the Book: 

This volume contains two works of 1777. The Prix de la justice et de l’humanité, is a summation of Voltaire’s opinions over a lifetime about the confusions and cruelties in the contemporary justice system.

The Commentaire sur l’Esprit des lois de Montesquieu resulted from Condorcet’s criticisms of Voltaire’s disparaging comments about Montesquieu. At first Voltaire had regarded Montesquieu as an ally in the fight against Church-led oppression, but by 1777 he associated him with republicanism, arguing that L’Esprit des lois ‘aurait dû être intitulé L’Esprit républicain’.

Table of Contents

Prix de la justice et de l’humanité (Edition critique par Robert Granderoute)

Commentaire sur l’Esprit des lois de Montesquieu (Critical edition by Sheila Mason)

Reviews

Reviews: 

The Times Literary Supplement

These beautifully produced texts have been edited in the impeccable way that one has come to associate with the Voltaire Foundation.

Revue Voltaire 10

On saluera comme il se doit l’impeccable érudition voltairienne qui permet à R. Granderoute de repérer dans un corpus aussi considérable les occurrences de telle phrase, de telle idée.

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