In our final volume of text for the Essai sur les mœurs, Voltaire delivers a further catalogue of barbaric anecdotes and atrocities. This brings the various countries of his study up to the seventeenth century.
‘Résumé de toute cette histoire…’: the final chapter of Voltaire’s Essai sur les mœurs
Monday, 15 June, 2015
Subscription – An idea whose time has come again?
Friday, 5 June, 2015
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming publisher John Mitchinson to the Voltaire Foundation for a particularly enlightening and enjoyable talk.
Strange skies: Voltaire’s physics
Thursday, 28 May, 2015
Letter XIV of Voltaire’s Lettres philosophiques provides an insight into the early days of modern science, contrasting
Battles on and off the field
Monday, 11 May, 2015
The eleventh of May 2015 is the 270th anniversary of the battle of Fontenoy, a great French victory in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748).
Learning art in Rome… à la française
Thursday, 16 April, 2015
Can art be taught? Certainly. The larger question is, can it be learnt? And if so, how?
Voltaire: historian of modernity
Thursday, 2 April, 2015
Voltaire’s historical writings form a significant part of his output, including works on Louis XIV,