The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism (Paperback)

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The eighteenth-century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age, when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world.

In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments.

About the Author

Peter Gay (1923—2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.

Praise For…

Extraordinary and brilliant.
— R. R. Palmer - Journal of Modern History

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393313024
ISBN-10: 0393313026
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 17th, 1995
Pages: 590
Language: English
Series: Enlightenment an Interpretation