The Enlightenment: A Beginner's Guide

The Enlightenment: A Beginner's Guide

by Kieron O'Hara
     
 

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Blamed for the disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when, where, and what it was (and sometimes, still is). Kieron O’Hara brings to life the history,… See more details below

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Blamed for the disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when, where, and what it was (and sometimes, still is). Kieron O’Hara brings to life the history, politics, science, religion, arts, and social life of the Enlightenment and shows how it spawned some of the brightest thinkers in the history of humankind, from the radical Rousseau to the conservative Burke. Dr Kieron O’Hara is a Senior Researcher at Southampton University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851687091
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Series:
Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,359,839
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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