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Voltaire La Henriade suivi de l'Essai sur les guerres civiles de France et de l'Essai sur la poésie épique

Abstract : In La Henriade, Voltaire offers a poetic and captivating account of the Wars of Religion, from Saint-Barthélemy's night to the conquest of Paris by Henry IV. Alternating between accounts of battles and political analysis, philosophical reflection and a vision of history, he tackles the great debates that would drive Enlightenment thinking, such as the place of religion in society, tolerance, the figure of the sovereign and the progress of the arts. A decade after the death of Louis XIV, he lays the first stone of the myth of the "Grand Siècle", sketching the emblems of the Nation, as they will be constituted in modern France. A remarkable illustration of poetry at the beginning of the 18th century, La Henriade was a huge success from the moment of its publication and has become, over the course of its many reissues, a major crossroads in literary and philosophical life. This collective work analyses the editorial path of this poem, studies its poetics and conception of fiction, particularly in relation to history, and explores the trace it has left in critical memory and the scholastic tradition.
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Roulin Jean-Marie, Daniel Maira. Voltaire La Henriade suivi de l'Essai sur les guerres civiles de France et de l'Essai sur la poésie épique. Jean-Marie Roulin; Daniel Maira. Classiques Garnier, La Henriade, suivi de l'Essai sur les guerres civiles de France et de l'Essai sur la poésie épique (55), 2022, Bibliothèque du xviiie siècle, 978-2-406-12968-4. ⟨10.48611/isbn.978-2-406-12970-7⟩. ⟨halshs-03728460⟩

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