Synopses & Reviews
From the author of (winner of the Book Award) comes a "sumptuous and spicy volume" () that highlights Britain's long-underestimated and pivotal role in disseminating the ideas and culture of the Enlightenment. In response to numerous histories centered on France and Germany, Roy Porter explains how the monumental transformation of thinking in Britain influenced worldwide developments. This "splendidly imaginative" work "propels the debate forward...and makes a valuable point" ().
"Porter's [book] has been long in the making and has been worth waiting for."--Peter Gay,
About the Author
The late Roy Porter was professor of the history of medicine at University College, London. His books include The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.