The Enlightenment

2nd Edition

A Brief History with Documents

Margaret C. Jacob
eISBN-13: 9781319049867

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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, and Denis Diderot. New additions to the document collection include excerpts from Peter Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary as well as The Indiscreet Jewels, Diderot's novel set in the Congo but clearly aimed at the French court. Jacob covers the movement's lengthy evolution in a comprehensive introduction, which establishes the issues central to understanding the documents and provides important background on the political and social debates of the period. All documents are preceded by headnotes, and the volume includes a chronology, map, illustrations, and an updated bibliography and index. A list of Questions for Consideration has also been added for this edition.

Sold By Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBNs 9781319048860, 9781319048860, 1319049869, 9781319049867
Language English
Number of Pages 256
Edition 2nd