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The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents

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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 mo ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published October 4th 2000 by Bedford/St. Martin's
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Erin S
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Jacob does a pretty good job explaining the Enlightenment. Voltaire always cracks me up with his witticisms, but for the most part I don't find the other philosophers as engaging (maybe part of this also has to do with that I was forced to read this). ...more
Alyssa Pataky
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I had to read this for my HST 400 class. It's really informative it's just I don't really enjoy reading the work of philosophes. Although I did enjoy Diderot and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. I can't stand Locke or Voltaire. ...more
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This was a required book for my CH 202 class.
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I read this for my Western Perspective II class. I honestly loved it! The beginning is an introduction by the author and part two of the book is a collaboration of first-sources. I liked it so much instead of selling it I re-gifted it to a good friend of mine I new would enjoy it.
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