The Encyclopedists as a Group 1996: A Collective Biography of the Authors of the 'Encyclopedie' - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 345 (Hardback)Frank A. Kafker (author)
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In this book Frank A. kafker challenges a stereotype that has grown up about the Encyclopedits. Many scholars continue a tradition of writing about them as if they were united in a campaign to destroy the Old Regime. But they were, moreover, a varied collection of men of letters, physicians, scientists, craftsmen, scholars, and others, each frequently supporting his own point of view with little central direction. The Encyclopedie became not a party statement but rather a great compendium of knowledge, a mixture of ideas - some progressive and some conservative - filled with contradictions and innovations.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 615 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 mm
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