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Enlightenment By Roy Porter

Enlightenment
by Roy Porter

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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. This work makes a case for considering Britain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America.
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Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World by Roy Porter

For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.

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About Roy Porter


Roy Porter is Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.

Table of Contents


A blind spot? the birth of an ideology; clearing away the rubbish; print culture; nationalising religion; the culture of science; anatomising human nature; the science of politics; secularising; modernising; happiness; from good sense to sensibility; nature; did the mind have a sex? education - a panacea; the vulgar; the pursuit of wealth; reform; progress; the revolutionary era - "modern philosophy"; lasting light?

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GOR001647486
Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World by Roy Porter
Roy Porter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-11-01
752
014025028X
9780140250282
N/A
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