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Title The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy / Will & Ariel Durant.
Author Durant, Will, 1885-1981, author.
Publication [Ashland] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (42 hr., 55 min., 13 sec.)) : digital.
Time 425513
Description digital
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
Series Story of civilization
Durant, Will, 1885-1981. Story of civilization (Books on Tape, Inc.). Spoken word.
Performer Read by Grover Gardner.
Summary The Age of Voltaire, the ninth volume of The Story of Civilization, is an in-depth examination of France and England in the first half of the eighteenth century. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the English ideas that inspired the Enlightenment in France skepticism, scientific experiment, constitutional government, "natural rights," and individual liberty; the salons of Paris, where the wits and thinkers of all Europe gathered to exchange ideas; the philosophes intellectuals, playwrights, and poets who consulted and consorted with kings and queens; Voltaire himself the incarnation of the Enlightenment and a devotee of reason who still defended religious faith; Mme. Pompadour, patron of the philosophes, who seduced King Louis XV and through him influenced French policy; the Augustan Age in English literature Alexander Pope's poetry, Jonathan Swift's satires, and the novels of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding; and the growing parasitism of the aristocracy and rising power of the commercial class.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (Overdrive, viewed on June 29, 2015).
Subject Enlightenment -- Europe.
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- 18th century.
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author Gardner, Grover, narrator.
Durant, Ariel, author.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781504600378 electronic audio bk.
1504600371 electronic audio bk.

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