Voltaire, historiographe précurseur: ‘Les mœurs des hommes, l’esprit de parti, se connaissent à la manière d’écrire l’histoire’ (Essai sur les mœurs, ch.171)
Monday, 22 December, 2014
Les chapitres 170, 171 et 173 de l’Essai sur les mœurs (OCV,
Rococo rivalries: Germany v. France
Thursday, 4 December, 2014
As an American who studies European art, I must confess to a particular fascination with how European societies characterize each other.
‘My memory will be erased’: the bicentenary of Sade’s death
Monday, 24 November, 2014
In his fiction, the Marquis de Sade conceived countless ways to die.
Trolling in the eighteenth century: a case study
Friday, 14 November, 2014
Voltaire, over the course of his long career, had a taste for publishing works under pseudonyms: perhaps most famously, M.