Mapping the Republic of Letters

Mapping the Republic of Letters

In 1734, Voltaire fled Paris to the region of Champagne, trading the sophisticated and malodorous capital for acres of precisely plotted vineyards. Once again, the sharp-tongued philosopher had run afoul of French censors. Eight years earlier, he’d escaped to England after the Duc de Rohan accused him of defamation. After a three-year exile, he received permission to return to Paris in 1729.

Meredith Hindley
NEH

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