Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roy Porter
    Pages 1-11
  3. Roy Porter
    Pages 12-23
  4. Roy Porter
    Pages 24-31
  5. Roy Porter
    Pages 32-41
  6. Roy Porter
    Pages 42-50
  7. Roy Porter
    Pages 51-60
  8. Roy Porter
    Pages 61-69
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 76-95

About this book


After having long been dismissed as a shallow irrelevance, the Enlightenment has now been rehabilitated as a major European movement in ideas and culture. Recent historical writing has shown how it was more than the airy philosophisings of a coterie of intellectuals - but rather a massive reorientation of thought, involving modernization, secularization and the application of science on a grand scale. These trends are surveyed and assessed in this book.

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  • Roy¬†Porter
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wellcome Institute for the History of MedicineLondonUK

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