Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the period, covering such topics as science, education, art and architecture, aesthetics, and music, as well as the key terms, individuals, locations, and significant works.

Book News
New to this edition (the original edition was published in 1996) are entries on Alphra Behn, capitalism, colonialism, Sarah Fielding, secret societies, and Pompeii. In all, 140 of the entries have been revised or are new to this edition. Entries are included on ideas, terms, people, works, and places. A sampling of entry topics includes animism, the Berlin Academy, chemical revolution, Descartes, Miklós József Esterházy, genius, Haskalah, orientalism, and Robespierre. Each entry is fully cross-referenced. Some b&w illustrations are included. Reill (history, U. of California, Los Angeles), a former author, was consulting editor for this edition; Wilson is editor of publications at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
A resource on the Age of Enlightenment, which spanned the late 17th through the 18th centuries and replaced superstition and religious despotism with reason and rationality, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, Revised Edition is a tool for students and the general public. Conceived and written as a point of departure for anyone who wishes to encounter this remarkable age of Kant, Newton, Descartes, Mozart, and Voltaire, this work surveys a vast landscape of ideas, historical figures, and events.
Featuring articles on general topics, such as science, education, art and architecture, aesthetics, and music, personalities, countries, notable works, and concepts, this encyclopedia features more than 120 black-and-white photographs and provides cross-references throughout. Further readings follow all major articles. An introduction, chronology, bibliography, and index round out the features of this resource to the period that informed both the birth of the United States and the modern era.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2004
ISBN: 9780816053353
Branch Call Number: REF 940.2503 Wil 2004
Characteristics: xvii, 670 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Reill, Peter Hanns
Alternative Title: Enlightenment


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