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The Enlightenment

ISBN: 978-0-631-20511-1
324 pages
April 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Enlightenment was a movement of intellectual change that penetrated every European country as well as North America during the eighteenth century.
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Series Editor's Preface.

Part I: The Age.

Part II: A Changing Society.

Part III: Europe and its States.

Part IV: The Champions of Enlightenment.

Part V: Utopia and Reform.

Part VI: A Window Opened to a Wider World.

Part VII: Emancipation -
A Release from Age-old Restraints.

Part VIII: For and Against Radicalization of the Enlightenment.

Part IX: The Way Ahead into the Nineteenth Century.


Table of Dates.

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Ulrich Im Hof studied at the University of Basle, and since 1965 has been lecturer in Swiss history and general modern History at the University of Bonn, as well as the Director of the Department of Swiss History at the University of Bern. Among his publications are Das gesellige Jahrhundert. Gesellschaft und Gesellschaften in Seitalter der Aufklarung (1982) and Geschichte der Schweiz (1987).
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* A clear account of the founding movement of the modern world.
* Wide-ranging with England, Scotland and Ireland receiving most attention, plus many references to American thought.
* Encompasses all aspects of The Enlightenment - literary, political, philosophical, religious and scientific.
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"The great merit of the book is that the author's wide erudition informs and drives the narrative without ever encumbering it. One reads it with both pleasure and attention." Liberation
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