Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
Presenting an advanced and authoritative perspective, this definitive study chronicles the rise and fall of the Order of the Illuminati, a mysterious Enlightenment-era guild surrounded by myth. Describing this enigmatic community in meticulous detail, more than 1,000 endnotes are included, citing scholars, professors, and academics. Contemporary accounts and the original documents of the Illuminati themselves are covered as well. Copiously illustrated and featuring biographies of more than 400 confirmed members, this survey brings to light a 200-year-old mystery.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chodapp - LibraryThing
Possibly the most important English language work on the Bavarian Illuminati ever published to date. Based on documentation translated from French and German sources, Melanson keeps hysteria and ... Read full review
Review: Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the IlluminatiUser Review - Lindegard - Goodreads
Absolutely mind-blowing. This book changed the way I think about the Enlightenment. An outstanding resource. A few minor errors here and there, but I believe Melanson researched and wrote this ... Read full review