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Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
Presenting an advanced and authoritativeperspective, this definitive study chroniclesthe rise and fall of the Order of the Illuminati, a mysterious Enlightenment-era guild surrounded by myth. Describing thisenigmatic communityin meticulous detail,more than 1,000endnotes are included, citing scholars, professors, and academics. Contemporary accounts and the original documen ...more
Paperback, 531 pages
Published January 31st 2009 by Trine Day
(first published November 1st 2008)
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Absolutely mind-blowing. This book changed the way I think about the Enlightenment. An outstanding resource. A few minor errors here and there, but I believe Melanson researched and wrote this entirely on his own, while juggling several other full-time engagements. One hopes this book will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.