Given the huge advances achieved by research regarding many aspects of the Enlightenment over the past several decades there is certainly a crying need for a one-volume dictionary to serve as guide to the main Enlightenment writers, thinkers, publicists and educators, the Enlightenment’s key labels, conceptual terms, categories and currents of thought, and to the titles of the most important projects, enactments and initiatives.
Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Enlightenment.
Jonathan Israel is a professor in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
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