The Enlightenment: Studies in Euopean History / Edition 2

The Enlightenment: Studies in Euopean History / Edition 2

by Roy Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333945050

ISBN-13: 9780333945056

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333945056
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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?

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