Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Directions of work or proceedings

La Henriade de Voltaire:poésie, histoire, mémoire

Abstract : In La Henriade, Voltaire offers a poetic and captivating account of the wars of religion, from Saint-Barthélemy to the conquest of Paris by Henri IV. Alternating the narratives of battles with political analysis, philosophical reflection and the vision of history, it addresses the major debates that will animate the thought of the Enlightenment, such as the place of religion in society, tolerance, the figure of the sovereign or the progress of the arts. A decade after the death of Louis XIV, he laid the foundation stone of the myth of the "Great Century", sketching the emblems of the Nation, as they would be constituted in modern France. A remarkable illustration of poetry at the beginning of the 18th century, La Henriade was an immense success from its publication and has become, over the years, a key crossroads in literary and philosophical life. This collective work analyses the editorial path of this poem, studies its poetics and the conception of fiction, particularly in relation to history, and explores the trace it has left in critical memory and school tradition.
Document type :
Directions of work or proceedings
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Jean-Marie Roulin Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:54:15 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:06:03 PM


  • HAL Id : halshs-02288203, version 1


Roulin Jean-Marie. La Henriade de Voltaire:poésie, histoire, mémoire. Daniel Maira; Jean-Marie Roulin. Honoré Champion, 307 p., 2019, 978-2-7453-5160-9. ⟨halshs-02288203⟩



Les métriques sont temporairement indisponibles