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Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

T. XVII, 1773-1775

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Louis XV died in the spring of 1774 with little mourning from his subjects. His marked distance had seemed like indifference, and moreover, they held him responsible for the singular severity of their lives. The accession of Louis XVI to the throne of was hailed with joy. The announcement in November 1774 of the reconvening of parliaments only increased the favour that the king enjoyed. This euphoria was going to be of short duration, destroyed by the oppressive fiscal system and, above all, by the state of the economy. As wheat became rare in the spring of 1775, famine and anger provoked riots in Paris and in neighbouring towns. These uprisings were crushed mercilessly. Several months later, the clergy gathered in a general assembly, but they only made pronouncements on matters that directly concerned them. Louis XV died of smallpox. A method of immunisation, known in France since the Regency, clashed with the view of the clergy, who judged it as a form of revolt against the will of God. After the death of the king, Louis XVI and his family were inoculated, which soon brought about the practice of immunisation in France. This period also knew many writers of a great pre-eminence: Rousseau, Beaumarchais, Voltaire, Marmontel, Diderot and the Baron d'Holbach, for example. Two important newcomers must be pointed out: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and Jean-Paul Marat, the future revolutionary.

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Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

Louis XV died in the spring of 1774 with little mourning from his subjects. His marked distance had seemed like indifference, and moreover, they held him responsible for the singular severity of their lives. The accession of Louis XVI to the throne of...

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Title Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique
Subtitle T. XVII, 1773-1775
Edition First Edition
Volume 17
By (author) Pierre M. CONLON
Issue 359
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 01/1/1997
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00200-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600002004
Reference no. 15-359
Publication Date 01/1/1997
Nb of pages XXXII - 560
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 1000 gr
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