The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents

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Margaret C. Jacob
Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001 - History - 237 pages
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In an unusually diverse collection, Margaret Jacob presents the eighteenth-century movement known as the Enlightenment that forever changed the political, religious, and educational landscape of the day. Selections by some of the period's most important thinkers include pieces by Locke, Rousseau, Mary Wortley Montagu, Denis Diderot, and Moses Mendelssohn. She covers the movement's lengthy evolution in a comprehensive introduction, which establishes the issues central to understanding the documents and provides important background on the political and social debates of the period. All documents are preceded by headnotes, and the volume includes a chronology, 14 illustrations, a bibliography, and an index.

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User Review  - collsers - LibraryThing

The flaws with this volume are the same that face many of the Bedford Series. Compacting an entire era into a slim volume means that some essential authors are inevitably left out while others are ... Read full review

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Good selection of Enlightenment primary sources, excellent introduction with great background info on Enlightenment movement in general Read full review

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Margaret C. Jacob is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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