The Roads to Modernity The British, French and American Enlightenments

Taal: Engels
The Roads to Modernity
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781845951412
  • maart 2008
  • 304 pagina's
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Gertrude Himmelfarb's elegant and wonderfully readable work, The Roads to Modernity, reclaims the Enlightenment from historians who have downgraded its importance and from scholars who have given preeminence to the Enlightenment in France over concurrent movements in England and in America. Himmerlfarb demonstrates the primacy and wisdom of the British, exemplified in such thinkers as Adam Smith, David Hume, and Edmund Burke, as well as the unique and enduring contributions of the American Founders. It is their Enlightenments, she argues, that created a social ethic - humane, compassionate and realistic - that still resonates strongly today.

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Supported with great passion and wide-ranging scholarship... Himmelfarb has written a keenly argued and thought-provoking intellectual history of the eighteenth century San Francisco Chronicle Exceptionally well written and clever Washington Post She writes with a real grace and her effortless prose brings the history of ideas to life Sunday Times This stimulating essay makes a convincing case for the unique character and significance of the British Enlightenment Guardian An intelligent history... the prose is elegant and the arguments engaging and she weaves her way gracefully and effortlessly across centuries, disciplines and nations Observer

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2008-03-06
Afmetingen
20,5 x 13,2 x 2,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
304 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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Originele Titel
The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

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9781845951412

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NUR code
530
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2008-03-06
Subtitel
The British, French and American Enlightenments
Thema Qualifier Code
1DDU
Thema Subject Code
QDH

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