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Voltaire électronique is based upon the Voltaire Foundation Oxford
edition of the Complete works of Voltaire. It includes all of
Voltaire's literary works.
Texts which have not yet been published in the Complete works are
drawn either from the original sources or from the ninteenth-century Moland
edition of Voltaire's works. The database will be updated regularly with
further texts from the Oxford edition as they become available.
Voltaire électronique reproduces in their entirety volumes 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 31A, 31B, 33, 35-36, 50, 62, 63A, 64, and 69 of the Oxford edition of the Complete works of Voltaire. Volumes 2, 7, 48, 53-55, 59, and 81-82 were published before the presentation of the edition was reformed in 1984 and their introductions and notes will be included, after technical revision, in a future release of Voltaire électronique.
In the case of texts derived from other sources, the database provides Voltaire's text and his notes as they stand in that source. Where not taken from the Moland edition, these texts have been modernised in accordance with the general principles of the edition.
When completed, the Oxford edition will be the first complete critical edition to be undertaken and the first edition of Voltaire's works to appear for well over a century. Each text is edited by one or more specialists providing newly researched historical and critical material. The edition contains hitherto unedited texts, texts which have not been published since they first appeared, rare and inaccessible works and Voltaire's own notes on his text, as well as all known authentic variants.
The PhiloLogic implementation of Voltaire électronique is based on automatic conversion of the SGML-encoded documents provided by Chadwyck-Healey. The database has 8.2 million, 153,000 unique forms, in 1,174 works, listed in the online Bibliographies.
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