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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Édouard Langille Cronk Nicholas , ed. The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire ( New York : Cambridge Univ. , 2009 ). Pp. xv + 235 . $29.99 Hanrahan James , Voltaire and the Parlements of France, SVEC 6 ( 2009 ). Pp. xii + 266 . €65. £55. $85 Copyright 2011...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jeffrey Merrick In a letter to Voltaire dated 27 January 1774, Jean Benjamin de La Borde reported that his friend the duc de Sully had surprised his father, the duc de Béthune, in flagrante delicto with a lackey. This article analyzes the narrative and the incident in the context of literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of Brutus as the history paintings of Jacques-Louis David and Jacques-Antoine Beaufort, as well as Voltaire’s pair of Brutus plays, Brutus (1730) and La mort de César (1743). In both paintings and dramas, Brutus functioned as an exemplum virtutis, but for emulation and condemnation in equal measure...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 110–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
...). Pp. xi + 290. 20 ills. $37.50 Edelstein, Dan, ed. The Super-­Enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much (Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation, 2010). Pp. ix + 300. $95 Edelstein, Dan. The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (Chicago: Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 137–144.
Published: 01 September 2014
... sensation and as “good taste.” The distinction was certainly prevalent among important eighteenth-century thinkers, and stands out in Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie, where there are two main entries for taste, one by the physician Jaucourt, and another by Voltaire.12 However, a careful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 104–109.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Natania Meeker Loubère Stéphanie . L'Art d'aimer au siècle des Lumières ( Oxford : The Voltaire Foundation , 2007 ). Pp. vii + 343. 4 ills. $140 Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay Eighteenth-­Century Arts of  Love...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 119–125.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Books Received Andries, Lise, Frédéric Ogée, John Dunkley, and Darach Sanfey, eds. Intellectual Journeys: The Translation of Ideas in Enlightenment England, France, and Ireland (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 122–129.
Published: 01 April 2010
... enclosed. $45. ISBN 978-0-226-04129-8 Benhamou, Reed. Regulating the Académie: Art, Rules, and Power in Ancien Régime France (Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation, 2009). Pp. ix + 298. $105. ISBN 978-0-729-40972-8 Black, Jeremy. Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688  –  1783, 2nd ed. (Houndmills...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 17–22.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-­Enlightenment. The notion that there were “winners and losers” in the period — whether the winners were Voltaire and Rousseau or Fréron and the abbé Barruel — is mostly a byproduct of the left/right cultural divisions in nineteenth-­century France, in which historical figures became little more than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 127–134.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... Experiencing the French Revolution (Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation, 2013). Pp. vii + 332. 2 ills. $105 Andrew, Donna T. Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-­Century England (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2013). Pp. x + 318. $45 Andrews, Edward...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... librarian of the Advocates Library in 1752. Hume was probably lying in the letter to the abbé because he was worried that Voltaire was stealing his thun- der by writing the new sort of philosophical and social history to which Hume aspired. Voltaire and Montesquieu, whose L’esprit des lois (1748) also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 128–130.
Published: 01 April 2000
...-10000 Zagreb / Croatia, Hrvatska <neven. jovanovic@zg.tel.hr> [Papers in Croation from a 1999 conference on Lomnièki.] Terrasse, Jean. Le Temps et l’espace dans les romans de Diderot. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 379 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1999). £45. Pp. xii...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., for the story of the Sophisians is a drama, with a supporting cast featuring not only Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau, but also figures who often animate the popular imagination, such as Madame Blavatsky, Indiana Jones, members of the Roman Inquisition, and even, yes, the Knights Templar. ­Spieth’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
...James Watt Châtel Laurent . William Beckford: The Elusive Orientalist . Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xvi + 272 . 8 ills. $100 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Amanda Lahikainen Trévien Claire . Satire, Prints, and Theatricality in the French Revolution ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xix + 254 . $82 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 135–141.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Vidal, eds. The Interdisciplinary Century: Tensions and Convergences in Eighteenth-Century Art, History, and Literature. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 2005:04 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2005). Pp. 312. €65 paper. ISBN 0-7294-0858-2 Driver, Felix, and Luciana...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 148–152.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of the eighteenth century, as dif- ferent kinds of language play came under attack by a neoclassicist school of art criticism and philosophy. These debates were fueled by writers such as Voltaire, d’Alembert, Diderot, Grimm, Rousseau, and Mercier, who vocally publicized their preference for transparent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...- tective avowal of the Bard in the face of those who condemn his lack of Problem of the Corpse on the Eighteenth-Century Stage     3 decorum, most notably Voltaire. Beyond containing numerous Shakespear- ean allusions, the novella makes it a point to adopt controversial elements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Voltaire to Condé, and from Mérimée to Sembène, and there is welcome and detailed examination of some lesser-­known authors, such as Baron Roger and Victor Séjour. At 571 pages, over 130 of which are notes, the monograph is as meticulous in its approach as it is daring in its conclusions. Early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... ish would discover more provinces that could be evangelized (144). This line of argument is what made possible Voltaire’s criticism, in Candide, of the philoso- phy of Leibniz — and of the Jesuits — as reflecting an uncritical appreciation of the world.2 In other words, if the Jesuits’ openness...