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Applications invited for Digital Enlightenment Research Assistant

This post has been created as part of the Digital Enlightenment research project, directed by Professor Nicholas Cronk and funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation. This is a full-time post for 12 months, starting 1 September 2019, and the postholder will be based at the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, Oxford. The project team will consist of the PI, the project coordinator, a postdoctoral researcher, and a digital consultant in addition to the Research Assistant.

Précis du siècle de Louis XV (III)

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 de France, 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.


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