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Voltaire : A Concise Biography / Hossick, Malcolm.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Famous authors
Famous authors. ^A431320
Contents Voltaire's Vision (3:09) -- 18th Century French Royalty (3:23) -- Voltaire Pens Controversy (3:04) -- Voltaire's Company (1:49) -- Voltaire Goes Too Far (2:06) -- Voltaire's Liaison (2:51) -- Voltaire Influences Royalty (4:03) -- Voltaire Seeks a Permanent Residence (2:26) -- Ecrasez L'infame, Wipe Out Corruption (1:51) -- Standing Up for Integrity (2:00) -- Voltaire in Paris for the Last Time (2:12) -- Credits: Voltaire: A Concise Biography (0:45) -- An Overview of Voltaire's Works (5:34)
Abstract In this program from the Famous Authors series, viewers are introduced to the biography and work of the French writer Voltaire. The video discusses conditions and politics of 18th century France, and reviews important tenents of the Enlightenment, both critical to understanding the writer's work. Voltaire was often in trouble, and sometimes imprisoned, for voicing his controversial views and mocking the court.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 27, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideo recording.
Publisher number43989 Films Media Group

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