The Rise of Modern Paganism
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.
- July 1995
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 592 pages
- Volume(s): 1
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“Extraordinary and brilliant.” — R. R. Palmer, Journal of Modern History
“Gay's picture of the philosophes is persuasive, put forward with profound scholarship and ease of style.” — George L. Mosse, New York Times Book Review
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