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The crisis of the European mind, 1680-1715

Author: Paul Hazard
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2013.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul Hazard was one of the master historians of the twentieth century, and The Crisis of the European Mind is by common consent his masterwork, an ambitious study in intellectual history whose  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hazard
ISBN: 9781590176191 1590176197
OCLC Number: 812122284
Notes: Original English translation published as: The European mind. New Haven : Yale University Press, c1953.
Description: xviii, 454 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Changing psychologies --
The ferment begins --
The old order changeth --
The light from the north --
Heterodoxy --
Pierre Bayle --
The war on tradition --
The rationalists --
Miracles denied: comets, oracles, and sorcerers --
Richard Simon and biblical exegesis --
Bossuet at bay --
An attempt at reunion and what came of it --
The task of reconstruction --
Locke's empiricism --
Deism and natural religion --
Natural law --
Social morality --
Happiness on earth --
Science and progress --
Towards a new pattern of humanity --
The feelings and the imagination --
The muses are silent --
Pictures, strange or beautiful --
Laughter and tears: opera triumphant --
Influences: national, popular, and instinctive --
The psychology of uneasiness, the aesthetics of sentiment, the metaphysics of substance, and the new science --
Souls of fire.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Crise de la conscience européenne.
Responsibility: Paul Hazard ; translated from the French by J. Lewis May ; introduction by Anthony Grafton.

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