The Age of Voltaire by Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume IX

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The Story of Civilization, Volume IX: A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy. This is the ninth volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
 

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WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues such as the brotherhood of man and social reform long before such issues were popular, Durant, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over. 
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 1402 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Following The Age of Louis KIV, this ninth volume in the Durants' Story of Civilization, sets out with the Regency and closes with the triumph of the Philosophes in France while carrying the general history of Western Europe from 1715 to 1756.

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