The Enlightenment: History of an Idea - Updated Edition (Hardback)
  • The Enlightenment: History of an Idea - Updated Edition (Hardback)
zoom

The Enlightenment: History of an Idea - Updated Edition (Hardback)

(author,afterword), (translator)
£24.00
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 05/05/2015
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
In this concise and powerful book, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical interpretations of the era have long been hopelessly confused, Vincenzo Ferrone makes the case that it is only by separating these views and taking an approach grounded in social and cultural history that we can begin to grasp what the Enlightenment was--and why it is still relevant today. Ferrone explains why the Enlightenment was a profound and wide-ranging cultural revolution that reshaped Western identity, reformed politics through the invention of human rights, and redefined knowledge by creating a critical culture. These new ways of thinking gave birth to new values that spread throughout society and changed how everyday life was lived and understood. Featuring an illuminating afterword describing how his argument challenges the work of Anglophone interpreters including Jonathan Israel, The Enlightenment provides a fascinating reevaluation of the true nature and legacy of one of the most important and contested periods in Western history. The translation of this work has been funded by SEPS--Segretariato Europeo per le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691161457
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: Revised edition

You may also be interested in...

The Order of Things
Added to basket
Russian Thinkers
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History of Western Thought
Added to basket
The Swerve
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Origins and History of Consciousness
Added to basket
Event
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The History of Sexuality
Added to basket
Jung: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Scottish Enlightenment
Added to basket
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.