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Voltaire and the French Academy

by Karlis Racevskis

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Published by U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages in Chapel Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Friends and associates,
  • Académie française

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [137]-142.

    Statementby Karlis Racevskis.
    SeriesNorth Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures : Essays ;, no. 4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2105.A2 R3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination142 p. ;
    Number of Pages142
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5061764M
    ISBN 100884380041
    LC Control Number74026585

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      Voltaire [vɔltɛːʀ] (eigentlich François-Marie Arouet [fʀɑ̃swa maʀi aʀwɛ], * November in Paris; † Mai ebenda) war ein französischer Philosoph und ist einer der meistgelesenen und einflussreichsten Autoren der Aufklärung.. Vor allem in Frankreich nennt man das Jahrhundert auch „das Jahrhundert Voltaires“ (le siècle de Voltaire). Voltaire ( – ) was a French historian and Philosopher who is famous for his attacks on Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. He was known to be the “King of Satire” and this genius made him immense popular. Sometimes, his thoughts were too strong and

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