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Enlightenment : Studies in European History (2ND 01 Edition)

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The 18th-century Enlightenment was one of the most exciting and significant currents of European culture. Battling against tyranny, ignorance, and superstition, it formulated the ideals of thought, religion, and expression, the value of science, and the pursuit of progress. Enlightenment thinkers undermined the ancien regime and provided the ideas for the French Revolution. Modern scholarship, however, has shown it was a more complex and ambiguous movement than commonly recognized. This book, now in a fully updated second edition, sympathetically explores the complexities of the Enlightenment. Synthesizing and evaluating the latest scholarship, it offers a new and comprehensive vision of this many-faceted movement.

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This text, now in a fully updated second edition, sympathetically explores the complexities of the Enlightenment. Synthesizing and evaluating the scholarship, it offers a comprehensive vision of this many faceted movement.

Synopsis:

The 18th-century Enlightenment was one of the most exciting and significant currents of European culture. Battling against tyranny, ignorance, and superstition, it formulated the ideals of thought, religion, and expression, the value of sci

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-83) and index.

About the Author

Roy Porter is Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

Table of Contents

What Was the Enlightenment? * The Goal: A Science of Man * The Politics of Enlightenment * Reforming Religion by Reason * Who Was the Enlightenment? * Unity or Diversity? * Movement or Mentalité ? * Conclusion: Did the Enlightenment Matter?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333945056
Author:
Porter, Roy
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Enlightenment -- Europe.
Subject:
Europe Intellectual life 18th century.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Studies in European History
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
8.16 x 5.05 x 0.285 in

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