Voltaire: Treatise On Tolerance by VoltaireVoltaire: Treatise On Tolerance by Voltaire

Voltaire: Treatise On Tolerance

byVoltaireEditorSimon HarveyTranslated byBrian Masters

Hardcover | December 11, 2000

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The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire''s campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and humanism and by Enlightenment values and ideals more generally. The issues that they raise, concerning questions of tolerance and human dignity, are still highly relevant to our own times.
A leading freethinker of his time and an opponent of political and religious oppression, Voltaire was instrumental in popularizing serious philosophical, religious, and scientific ideas that were frequently derived from liberal thinkers in England, where he lived for two years after his imprisonment in the Bastille. Voltaire's writings...
Title:Voltaire: Treatise On ToleranceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.55 inPublished:December 11, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0521640172

ISBN - 13:9780521640176

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Table of Contents

Treatise on tolerance; The story of Elisabeth Canning and the Calas family; An address to the public concerning the parricides imputed to the Calas and Sirven families; An account of the death of the Chevalier de la Barre; The cry of innocent blood.