The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History 1721-1794
Publisher: A Hodder Arnold Publication | ISBN: 0340663251 | edition 2000 | PDF | 264 pages | 20,22 mb
What did the Enlightenment mean for people who were not intellectuals or members of a wealthy elite? In this incisive new book, Thomas Munck shows the profound impact of Enlightenment ideas on a broad range of social groups. Moving beyond traditional treatments, which tend to focus on leading individuals and salon culture, Munck demonstrates that the Enlightenment can be fruitfully studied from the vantage point of ordinary people. He focuses on Paris, London, and Hamburg, but draws comparisons across much of Europe.