Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

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Februar 2005



This dictionary offers a balanced overview and helps readers understand and appreciate the Enlightenment Movement. Cross-referenced dictionary entries cover the significant persons, places, events, institutions, and literary works of the movement, and a chronological table charts the progression of the movement by indicating the date, the main figures involved, the political or society events, and the science, arts, or letters that resulted.


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Chronological Table Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 The Dictionary Chapter 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 About the Author


Harvey Chisick was born in London, England, in 1946. With his family he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he attended elementary and secondary schools, and did his B.A. He received his doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University, and is the author of a number of books and articles on the social and intellectual history of the eighteenth century.


Scarecrow's Enlightenment volume provides an impressive and useful overview of an age valued for its commitment to progress, science, reason, taste, and virtue, but the author does not pretend that the era always lived up to those ideals...wonderfully useful...Recommended. CHOICE Given the author's depth of knowledge, engaging and lively writing style, and good feel for the time period...this is a recommended purchase for all libraries... Library Journal This dictionary is highly recommended... American Reference Books Annual The entries are clear, factual, reflect modern scholarship (and attitudes) and will explain matters to the user as well as just impart information. Students at various levels (but especially senior school and undergraduate) will find the content invaluable... Reference Reviews, Vol. 20 No. 6 (2006) ...focuses on the Enlightenment as an intellectual movement that played a key role in the culture of Europe in the years between roughly 1687 and 1789. In addition to an extensively cross-referenced dictionary, the text includes a detailed introduction covering the paradigms of Enlightenment thought, the key values and assumptions of the period, its social dimensions, and how new problems grew from solutions to previous problems. The text also features a chronological chart of the progression of the movement, and a substantial bibliography, categorized by subject. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810850972
ISBN: 0810850974
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 512 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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