The Age of Voltaire
The Age of Voltaire4,22 9 5 Forfatter: Will Durant, Ariel Durant Oplæser: Grover Gardner
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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.
Mere info om lydbogen:Forlag: Blackstone Publishing
Længde: 42T 55M
Mere info om e-bogen:Forlag: Simon & Schuster