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This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais in American Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor John E. Happ on the enigmatic Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais. Best known today for his plays, The... The post This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin...

Clarifying Beaumarchais

At the dawn of the American Revolution, France and Britain had been coexisting under a treaty of friendship since about 1765. Traded like properties... The post Clarifying Beaumarchais appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

L’édition Kehl de Voltaire, une aventure éditoriale et littéraire au tournant des Lumières (2ème partie)

La richesse extraordinaire de l’histoire de l’édition de Kehl provient de l’alliance entre deux projets, l’un éditorial et l’autre idéologique. La combinaison inédite de ces enjeux, portés...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 2 Sep 2019

L’édition Kehl de Voltaire, une aventure éditoriale et littéraire au tournant des Lumières (1ère partie)

Strasbourg, sa citadelle et le fort de Kehl avec tous les ouvrages qui ont été construits pendant la paix, par Du Chaffat capitaine et ingénieur de la Rep. d’Ulm et J. G. Ringlin. 1735. Image BnF/Gallica. C’est en face...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 29 Aug 2019

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

America’s First Black Ops

Pierre-Augustin de Caron, better known by his stage name, Beaumarchais, was a French playwright, financier, and confidant of King Louis XVI. In the spring... The post America’s First Black Ops appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Voltaire editor, edited and re-edited

The first posthumous edition of Voltaire’s complete works, printed in Kehl in 1784 and financed by Beaumarchais, was recently the subject of a 900-page thesis (Linda Gil, Paris-Sorbonne, 2014). The latest volume of the Œuvres complètes...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 7 Nov 2016

How Should We Refer to the Chevalier D’Eon?

Four years ago I reported on art dealer Philip Mould’s identification of a portrait as showing the Chevalier d’Eon. A French diplomat and spy, D’Eon ran afoul of his own government and took refuge in London. Dressing as a woman while...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jul 2016

Beaumarchais à l’agrégation

Le Barbier de Séville, II, 14 (le comte déguisé en soldat entre Rosine et Bartholo) / Par Jean Fabien Gautier, l’aîné, extrait de Beaumarchais, Œuvres complètes, 7 tomes, Paris, L. Collin, 1809 / Image...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Jan 2016

The Three Documents that brought France into the War

In the spring of 1775, Arthur Lee, the American agent in London, attended a dinner party at the home of John Wilkes, an outspoken supporter of the rebellious American colonies. There Lee met Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the famous French playwright, satirist,...

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