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The empire of reason : how Europe imagined and America realized the enlightenment

Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1977.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Empire of reason.
Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1977
(OCoLC)609053256
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager
ISBN: 0385116721 9780385116725
OCLC Number: 2654890
Description: xiv, 342 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Enlightenment as an age of discovery --
The Enlightenment spreads to America --
The Enlightenment unveils a new world of nature and man --
America under attack --
The Enlightenment vindicates America --
The Enlightenment celebrates the spirit of the laws --
"The uncorrupted new states and the corrupted old" --
Americans bring forth a new nation --
Americans realize the theories of the wisest writers --
The blessings of liberty --
Appendix: the term "Philosophe".
Responsibility: Henry Steele Commager.

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