"An enormously impressive piece of scholarship. The breadth and depth of the author's reading are breathtaking and Enlightenment Contested is set to become the definitive work for philosophers as well as historians on this extraordinary period." --Keith Richmond, Tribune
"Mr Israel's groundbreaking interpretation looks set to establish itself as the one to beat." --The Economist
"Evocative and compelling." --John Dunn, Literary Review
"Enlightenment Contested is full of wonderful things" --John Dunn, Literary Review
About the Author
Jonathan Israel is Professor of Modern History at the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and corresponding fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. His previous books include The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness and Fall, 1477-1806, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750, and Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752.