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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Peter Hanns Reill and Ellen Judy Wilson
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  • ISBN-10: 1438110219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1021-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 940.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 688

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...a starting point for general readers and students seeking an encounter with ideas and questions of a historical period. This encyclopedia succeeds in serving casual browsing and light immersion in the topics treated and is recommended for collections primarily serving undergraduate and general readers."—Choice

"This philosophical, political, and scientific movement finally has its own one-volume encyclopedia."—Booklist

"The articles are written with the general public in mind but provide enough general information for the student as well...Recommended."—Reference Book Review

A comprehensive yet accessible resource on this time period, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, Revised Edition is a valuable and unique tool for students and the general public. Substantially expanded and thoroughly updated, this revised edition includes recent scholarship, a greater geographical area, and a more diverse group of historical figures.

Building on the foundation of the successful previous edition, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, Revised Edition addresses a core subject of the school curriculum. With broad cultural and geographical coverage, this valuable and authoritative reference features articles on general topics such as science, education, art and architecture, aesthetics, and music; personalities; countries; notable works; and concepts. For the revised edition, many of the core entries have been expanded, and all articles have been revised and updated. The encyclopedia includes approximately 830 entries, further reading lists with all major articles, as well as more than 100 illustrations.

New entries include:

  • Capitalism
  • Colonialism
  • Sarah Fielding
  • Great Awakening
  • Wilhem von Humboldt
  • Justice and the law
  • Midwifery
  • Mungo Park
  • Pompeii
  • Probability
  • Secret societies
  • Pierre Dominique Toussaint L'Overture
  • George Washington
  • Women and the Enlightenment.

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