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Mai 2015



In this concise and powerful book, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical views of the era have long been hopelessly confused, Vincenzo Ferrone makes the case that it is only by separating these views and taking an approach grounded in social and cultural history that we can begin to grasp what the Enlightenment was--and why it is still relevant today.


Vincenzo Ferrone is professor of modern history at the University of Turin. He has been a visiting scholar at the Collège de France and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His books include The Politics of Enlightenment.


"This book shines. A fine and concise work by a highly respected scholar, it puts a lifetime of learning and a pan-European sweep into comparatively few pages, and offers nicely turned set pieces- about the Enlightenment's relationship to the French Revolution, for example- in addition to its original insights and reflections." - Darrin M. McMahon, author of Enemies of the Enlightenment
EAN: 9780691161457
ISBN: 0691161453
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press Group Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2015
Format: gebunden
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