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Voltaire and Irish history

Graham Gargett

Voltaire and Irish history

by Graham Gargett

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Published by Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society in Dublin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

From: Eighteenth-century Ireland, vol. 5. - Dublin: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, 1990.

StatementGraham Gargett.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 117-141
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21161544M

A mere story, however charming, has its climax, and then an end, but it is next to impossible to read any page in any book of Voltaire’s, be it dry history, grave philosophy, plain narrative, or what not, without some chance thought, suggestion, or happy turn of phrase darting out and fixing itself in one’s mind, where it breeds a progeny. Review of "Calvin meets Voltaire: The clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment, " by Jennifer Powell McNutt, John B. Roney. Submissions from Link. Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History (Book Review), Julie Mujic. PDF. Cohen: Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War (Book Review), Julie Mujic. PDF.

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