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Moving scenes

In eighteenth-century Europe, artistic production was characterised by significant geographical and cultural transfer. For innumerable musicians, composers, singers, actors, authors, dramatists and translators – and the works they produced – state borders were less important than style, genre and canon. Through a series of multinational case studies a team of authors examines the mechanisms and characteristics of cultural and artistic adaptability to demonstrate the complexity and flexibility of theatrical and musical exchanges during this period.

Collection des lettres sur les Miracles. Ecrites à Genève, et à Neufchâtel

In mid-July 1765, Voltaire produced a twenty-page pamphlet entitled Questions sur les miracles à M. le professeur Cla*** par un proposant, hoping at best for a reply from the said pastor, little thinking that it would lead to the publication eleven months later, in May 1766, of a 232-page volume entitled Collection des lettres sur les miracles, composed of various short writings from the period. Voltaire's series of twenty imaginary letters might at first glance be seen as one chronological sequence, as superficial as the fickle and fleeting question they address.


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