83rd out of 194 books — 38 voters
The Business of Enlightenment: Publishing History of the "Encyclopédie," 1775-1800
A great book about an even greater book is a rare event in publishing. Darnton's history of the "Encyclopedie" is such an occasion. The author explores some fascinating territory in the French genre of "histoire du livre," and at the same time he tracks the diffusion of Enlightenment ideas. He is concerned with the form of the thought of the great philosophes as it materia...more
Published January 1st 1979 by Belknap Press
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