The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/01/2015
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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 their societies.
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