Letters Concerning the English Nation

name of François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778). Born into a well-to-do Parisian
family, he was educated at the leading Jesuit college in Paris. Having refused to
follow ...

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192837087

Category: History

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Inspired by Voltaire's stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French. This edition restores for the modern reader Voltaire's own English text, allowing us to appreciate him as a stylist at first hand. It is the only critical edition of the original text and, as well as providing an introduction and notes, it includes intriguing accounts of Voltaire by contemporary English observers.
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China and England

Letters Concerning the English Nation, with an introduction by Charles Wibley.
London: Printed for Peter Davies, No. 30 Henrietta-Street, Covent Garden, 1926.
Voltaire, M. de (1694–1778). The Philosophy of History. Glasgow: Printed for ...

Author: Martin Powers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381727

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book examines egalitarian social ideals and institutions that arose in preindustrial China and England, and in the process, uncovers China’s forgotten role in the history of social justice debate and legislation during the eighteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of visual and documentary evidence, the author shows that many prominent individuals in both England and China adopted comparable strategies as a logical response to excesses of privilege and arbitrary power, with educated but non-noble persons taking advantage of print culture, a more literate population, an expanded art market, public spaces and other familiar ‘early modern’ developments to interrogate the system of inherited privilege and promote a more meritocratic society. This shared experience created common ground for transformative exchange between the two great traditions during the eighteenth century. By providing a more global account of what we call Western values, the book shows that early modern China and England had far more in common than is normally supposed, and thus challenges claims on the right and the left that the people of China lacked a concept of social justice and that China’s cultural legacy should be treated as exceptional in regard to human rights.
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Philosophers and Religious Leaders

Voltaire ( François - Marie Arouet ) Leading Philosopher of the French
Enlightenment 1694-1778 Velenice Life and Work ... In 1733 , he published
Letters Concerning the English Nation , advocating liberal democratic principles
as the basis for ...

Author: Christian D. Von Dehsen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573561525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Two hundred alphabetically arranged illustrated profiles include a discussion of the person's work, a summary of the impact of his or her work on those who followed, and a timeline listing important dates.
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The Scottish Nation

Considerations on the present State of Affairs between Memoirs of Maria
Antoinette , Archduchess of Austria , England and America . London , 1778 , 8vo .
Queen of France and Navarre . Translated from the French . Letter to Proprietors
of ...

Author: William Anderson


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000014938



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National Union Catalog

L'esprit de monsieur de Voltaire , auquel on a joint L'oracle des nouveaux
philosophes de Claude Marie Guyon , pour ... 848'.5'08 77-4746 77 MARC
Voltaire , François Marie Arouet de , 1694-1778 , Letters concerning the English
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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The Maritime Campaign of 1778

Belle Poule; and the seizure by an English squadron, in violation of the law of
nations, of my frigates la Licorne, and la ... D E S A R T I N E. On the 28th of June,
fourteen days before the publication of that letter to the Admiral of France, His
most ...

Author: John Matthews (R.N.)


ISBN: NYPL:33433004876284

Category: Anglo-French War, 1778-1783

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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 2 1660 1800

The state of the prisons in England and The roads of Italy , engraved on 26
copper plates from the Wales , and an ... 2 vols 1778 . France , 2 vols 1776 ,
Dublin 1776 , Rev John Glen . A letter to the Bishop of Durham Raspe , Rudolph
Erich .

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521079349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
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BASKETTE 844188 OcE Voltairo , Prancois Marie Arouot do , 1694 - 1778 . 1929
Candide . . . Illus . by ... Blaise , 1633 - 1662 . Oprta The provincial letters of
Blaise Pascal . ... L1733 Letters concerning the English nation . By Mr . de
Voltaire .

Author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library. Rare Book Room


ISBN: UOM:39015082923635

Category: Rare books


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The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

... AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 1690-1740 DOCUMENT Voltaire , Letters
Concerning the English Nation ( 1733 ) In the 1720s , Voltaire ( 1694-1778 )
visited account by our Christian philosophers , both the Dutch Republic and
England .

Author: Lynn Hunt

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312452969

Category: History

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A team of renowned scholar-teachers created The Making of the West to address three of the biggest challenges teachers of western civilization face — demonstrating how the West has been an evolving entity shaped by global influences; conveying the dynamic interaction of social, political, cultural, and economic history in shaping events over time; and revealing the historical roots of developments in today’s world. Through a ground-breaking chronological synthesis, the narrative deftly weaves together the main events, people, and themes of a specific time, thus providing a balanced, easy-to-follow story line. New aids to guide student reading and enhancements to the book’s organization bring the essence of western history to the fore in the most accessible edition yet.
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The American Controversy 1778 1783

Burgoyne on His Letter , 79 - 63 Letter to Lord Chatham , 76 - 33 Letter to Lord
George Germain , 76 - 77 Letter to Lord ... Earl of Shelburne on the Peace , 83 -
61 Letter to the English Nation , 77 - 62 Letter to the Gentlemen of the Committee
of ...

Author: Thomas Randolph Adams


ISBN: IND:39000002192735

Category: Great Britain

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Philosophical Letters

The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays on Locke, Descartes, and ...

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays on Locke, Descartes, and Newton.
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English Literature

Burke ' s Thoughts on Present Discontents . 1773 . Goethe ' s ... Warton ' s History
of English Poetry , vol . i . 1776 . Smith ' s Wealth of Nations . 1778 . Miss Burney '
s Evelina . ' 1780 . Johnson ' s Lives ... Letters on a Regicide Peace ( Burke ) .

Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke




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The Charterhouse of Parma

Voltaire ( 1694-1778 ) —whose first major work attacking political and religious
oppression in France , the Letters concerning the English Nation , date from 1733
— published , amongst many things , a series of philosophical tales ( for ...

Author: Jm Stendhal

Publisher: BrotherSun Incorporated

ISBN: 0192839578

Category: Fiction

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Follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo, and struggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma.
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