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Encyclopedia of the EnlightenmentUser Review - Book Verdict
Reill, director of UCLA's Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, and Wilson, editor of publications at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, here provide an informative review of the important ideas, people, and events that shaped the world during the Enlightenment. Like the first edition (1996), this significant update covers the major changes in science, education, philosophy, art and architecture, and politics which took place during the 17th and 18th centuries and led to the birth of the modern era. Featuring over 140 new, updated, or expanded entries, averaging 1/4 of a page to two pages in length, the work boasts new articles that examine the period from a global perspective (with entries on colonialism, imperialism, and the "Noble Savage"), new material on "Counter-Enlightenment" (with entries on the rise of spiritualism, esotericism, and the "Great Awakening"), new information on the role of religion during those years, and much more. The biographical entries cover such notables as Robespierre, Schiller, Fielding, Kant, and Voltaire. Over 120 black-and-white photos complement the articles, as do the copious cross references and suggestions for further reading. Bottom Line Larger public, school, and academic libraries looking for a comprehensive overview of the subject for the student or interested reader will find this a valuable and accessible resource; those that own the first edition should replace it with this update.--Michele McGraw, Hennepin Cty. Lib., Edina, MN
Review: Encyclopedia of the EnlightenmentUser Review - Goodreads
well, this book covers pretty much everything; philosophy, politics … painting, etc.