Famous authors. ^A431320
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 27, 2011.|
|General note||Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.|
|Access restriction||Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.|
|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Publisher number||43989 Films Media Group|