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Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Histoire de l'empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand
Volume: Œuvres complètes de Voltaire 46:47
Series editor: Haydn Mason
Author: Voltaire

Volume editor(s): Michel Mervaud
 
 1999

Pagination: xxxii + 1338 pp., hb (relié)

Price: £200 / €229 / $262

  ISBN-13: 978-0-7294-0568-3

Description: Voltaire’s history of Tsar Peter the Great paints him as the original enlightened despot, bringing civilisation to a barbaric empire and creating a lasting Enlightenment society, worthily succeeded by Voltaire’s patron Catherine the Great. This two-volume edition takes its text primarily from the last edition that Voltaire personally oversaw, that of 1775. The critical apparatus is both detailed and effective, containing pertinent notes, lengthily comparisons of editions, a glossary and twelve appendices, including Voltaire’s letters regarding the work’s composition and the critical response it received. This superb edition offers for the first time a chance to assess all of the elements of Voltaire’s complicated relationship with the idea of Tsar Peter.

Contents:

Anecdotes sur le czar Pierre le Grand (Michel Mervaud)
Histoire de l'empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, divisée en deux parties (Michel Mervaud avec la collobaration de Andrew Brown, Ulla Kölving et Christiane Mervaud)

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