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From battered wife to major writer: Madame de Graffigny and her tell-all Correspondance
Friday, 6 March, 2015
Rehabilitating Marie-Antoinette’s favourite: the princesse de Lamballe
Friday, 27 February, 2015
Open any book on the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette or the French Revolution and the reader will invariably find one or two sentences recounting the grisly manner of the princesse de Lamba
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
A constantly recurring theme throughout Voltaire’s œuvre is the intolerance exhibited by established religions and the barbarity that all too often follows on from that.
Candide and Leibniz’s garden
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Helvétius and Voltaire
Monday, 26 January, 2015
Voltaire, freedom of speech and religious lunacy
Friday, 16 January, 2015
Voltaire: “Je suis Charlie”
Monday, 12 January, 2015
Correspondence of Enlightenment thinker reaches its 10th volume
Tuesday, 6 January, 2015
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,
Stagestruck: the making of a theater industry during the late Old Regime
Tuesday, 16 December, 2014