The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment : The Rise of Modern Paganism

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Description

In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 28mm | 443g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0393313026
  • 9780393313024
  • 86,516

Review quote

"Extraordinary and brilliant." -- R. R. Palmer - Journal of Modern History
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About Peter Gay

Peter Gay (1923-2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.
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