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The Enlightenment : a very short introduction

The Enlightenment : a very short introduction

Author: John Robertson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Very short introductions, 443.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Italian
In this Very Short Introduction, John Robertson offers a concise historical introduction to the Enlightenment as an intellectual movement of eighteenth-century Europe. Discussing its intellectual achievements, he also explores how its supporters exploited new ways of communicating their ideas to a wider public, creating a new 'public sphere' for critical discussion of the moral, economic and political issues facing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Robertson
ISBN: 9780199591787 0199591784
OCLC Number: 935660590
Description: 147 p. : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: 1. Definitions of Enlightenment ; 2. Pre-Enlightenment ; 3. Enlightenment ideas ; 4. Enlightening society ; 5. The politics of Enlightenment ; 6. The legacy of Enlightenment ; Further Reading ; Index
Series Title: Very short introductions, 443.
Responsibility: John Robertson.


This Very Short Introduction explores the history of the 18th-century Enlightenment movement. Considering its intellectual commitments, Robertson then turns to their impact on society, and the ways  Read more...


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