From the Publisher
"This enlightening companion is a work of reference valuable to anybody interested in the history of thought." The Times
"An informative and authoritative resource." English Literature
"This attractive reference book will be of enormous value to anyone interested in virtually any aspect of the Enlightenment ... an essential volume for libraries, Enlightenment scholars, and anyone interested in the age." History
"Fine guide ... easy to use." Social & Behavioral Sciences
"This encyclopedic Companion is a much-needed triumph. A superb collection of short entries by leading scholars who judiciously blend fact and interpretation. Will be received and remain as the standard reference tool. Illuminates every area of the Enlightenment." European History Quarterly
"An immensely useful work of reference. This is a book which should be in every student's study." British Journal for 18th Century Studies
It is historically appropriate that a reference book on the Enlightenment should be in the form of a dictionary or encyclopedia. Under the editorship of Yolton, the noted Locke scholar, this volume contains numerous brief biographical and topical essays by different authors. Many figures who fall outside the conventional French, British, and German circles are included, reminding us that the Enlightenment played an important role in Italy, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe as well. Most of the articles include a selective bibliography. If the quality of the individual articles is occasionally uneven, the comprehensiveness of the work makes it a valuable resource.-- T.L. Cooksey, Arm strong State Coll., Savannah, Ga.