History of Charles XII

History of Charles XII ("Histoire de Charles XII") is a historical work by the French historian, philosopher, and writer Voltaire about Charles XII, king of Sweden. It was first published in 1731.[1]

History of Charles XII
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The death of Charles XII of Sweden as shown in Voltaire's book
Original titleHistoire de Charles XII
SubjectHistory of Sweden
GenreHistory, Historiography
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  1. ^ Stenström, Thure (1997). "Voltaire, Histoire de Charles XII. Édition critique par Gunnar von Proschwitz (Les œuvres complètes de Voltaire, 4), Voltaire Foundation, Oxford 1996, samt Voltaire, Carl XII:s historia. Tolkning, inledning och kommentar av Gunnar von Proschwitz. Norstedts. Sthlm 1997" (PDF). Samlaren. Svenska Litteratursällskapet. 118: 302–304. ISSN 0348-6133.

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