Voltaire: Le Siècle de Louis XIV [The Century of Louis XIV] (4044 words)

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*The article also includes a discussion of Voltaire’s Supplément au Siècle de Louis XIV (Supplement to the Century of Louis XIV)

Siècle de Louis XIV [Century of Louis XIV] (1751) was one of Voltaire’s most significant works of history. This one-volume work of social history was written after his novelistic Histoire de Charles XII [History of Charles XII] (1730), and before his magisterial universal history Essai sur les mœurs et l’esprit des nations [Essay on Morals and the Spirit of Nations] (1756). The Siècle aspires to switch core focus away from the battles waged by its …

Citation: Pierse, Síofra. "Le Siècle de Louis XIV". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 May 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=4057, accessed 27 November 2020.]

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