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The Resource Voltaire's revolution : writings from his campaign to free laws from religion, edited, translated, and with an introduction by G.K. Noyer

Voltaire's revolution : writings from his campaign to free laws from religion, edited, translated, and with an introduction by G.K. Noyer

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Voltaire's revolution : writings from his campaign to free laws from religion
Title
Voltaire's revolution
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writings from his campaign to free laws from religion
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edited, translated, and with an introduction by G.K. Noyer
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Voltaire, the pen name of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), was one of the most influential leaders of the French Enlightenment. His defense of individual freedom of conscience and his criticisms of religious fanaticism and oppressive orthodoxy had a telling effect on Western history, inspiring several leading founders of America's new laws. This is the first English translation of many of his key texts from his famous pamphlet war for tolerance, written from 1750 to 1768, originally published under pseudonyms to avoid imprisonment and to educate the average citizen. Included are "The Sermon of Rabbi Akib" (a searing attack on anti-Semitism), "Prayer to God" (from the famous Treatise on Tolerance), the hugely popular "Catechism of the Honest Man, " "The Dinner at Count Boulainvillier's, " and other witty, sometimes acerbic pieces that point out the errors in the Bible, the corruption of the clergy, and the religiously-inspired persecutions, both of his day and across the ages. Many of these pamphlets were burned in a losing battle by the authorities. With a lengthy introduction and copious notes by the editor and translator, plus an appendix including first-hand accounts of the battle by noted mathematician and French revolutionary Condorcet, Frederick the Great, Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith, and others, this excellent compilation will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in human rights and freedom of thought.--
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1694-1778
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Voltaire
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194
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no index present
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1953-
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Noyer, G. K.
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  • Religion and law
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion
  • Religious tolerance
  • Deism
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Voltaire's revolution : writings from his campaign to free laws from religion, edited, translated, and with an introduction by G.K. Noyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-396)
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text
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txt
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FIEb17736201
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23 cm.
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397 pages :
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9781633880382
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)893890569
Label
Voltaire's revolution : writings from his campaign to free laws from religion, edited, translated, and with an introduction by G.K. Noyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-396)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17736201
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
397 pages :
Isbn
9781633880382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893890569

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