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The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History 1721-1794

The Enlightenment A Comparative Social History What did the Enlightenment mean for people who were not intellectuals or members of a wealthy elite In this incisive new book Thomas Munck shows the profound impact of Enlightenment ideas on a broad

  • Title: The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History 1721-1794
  • Author: Thomas Munck
  • ISBN: 9780340663257
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • What did the Enlightenment mean for people who were not intellectuals or members of a wealthy elite In this incisive new book, Thomas Munck shows the profound impact of Enlightenment ideas on a broad range of social groups Moving beyond traditional treatments, which tend to focus on leading individuals and salon culture, Munck demonstrates that the Enlightenment can be fWhat did the Enlightenment mean for people who were not intellectuals or members of a wealthy elite In this incisive new book, Thomas Munck shows the profound impact of Enlightenment ideas on a broad range of social groups Moving beyond traditional treatments, which tend to focus on leading individuals and salon culture, Munck demonstrates that the Enlightenment can be fruitfully studied from the vantage point of ordinary people He focuses on Paris, London, and Hamburg, but draws comparisons across much of Europe The book begins with Montesquieu s Persian Letters in 1721 and ends with the changing direction of the French Revolution in 1794, and with a reassessment of enlightened absolutism in the light of changing relationships between state and citizen It will be an invaluable text for courses on the Enlightenment and provides a valuable new perspective for anyone studying eighteenth century Europe or the history of ideas.

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