Voltaire: A History That Never Moved

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Europe

 

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David R

 

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June 11, 2016

 

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This is largely because Voltaire, through his desire to write a history freed from a chronology, merely reshaped it by means of adventure rather than exegesis. Rather than explaining causes, he merged them in forms that could not be said to be true causes of change. Voltaire's history so contended is not a view of progress, but in its method of stillness in history, the inevitable stasis of change that was no change...
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Voltaire's history so contended is not a view of progress, but in its method of stillness in history, the inevitable stasis of change that was no change. It is true that Voltaire used movements, ideas, individuals and nations to develop history. He tried to define allegorically the chronological morass of history, by looking at the motivation behind history...
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