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The Complete Works of Voltaire: 1967-2016 – an insider’s view, by John Renwick.
Ed. Diego Venturino
This is the fifth of six volumes of Voltaire’s Siècle de Louis XIV to be published by the Voltaire Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles. The reign of Louis XIV (the Sun King) defined the era of the ‘Grand siècle’ and saw France rise to become the dominant player on the European stage. Voltaire’s seminal work is both a milestone in his career as a historian-philosopher and a monument of eighteenth-century historiography.
Ed. Graham Gargett and Alain Sandrier
In 1768, Voltaire produced a variety of works taking issue with the Catholic Church, targeting in particular its perceived superstition and doctrine, and advocating peace and tolerance.
Ed. David Williams, Helder Mendes-Baiao et al.
In 1765, in order to make up a third volume for the Nouveaux Mélanges, the first two volumes of which had appeared at the initiative of the printer Gabriel Cramer, Voltaire composed a number of short texts on subjects of perennial importance to him: politics, philosophy, religion, literature, history… This volume of the Complete works gathers together all of these short pieces for which volume three of the Nouveaux Mélanges was the original edition. Presenting these short texts as a collection enables readers to see for the first time the echoes that give them a certain coherence as an ensemble.