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This is a well written and well researched book detailing the "radical" as distinguished from the "democratic" enlightenment.Published 8 months ago by John E. Banks
This is an excellent read about all the major figures in the Radical Enlightenment period, with a particular focus on the Netherlands, Germany, France, England, and Italy (with... Read morePublished 16 months ago by D Berkowitz
The author's thesis is that Spinoza's role (and that of the Dutch circle of radicals of which he was a part) in catalyzing the Enlightenment has been to a great extent undervalued... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Alex F Stop
I'm not writing about the content per se, but about the Kindle format. This book has page numbers as indicated. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Amy E. Harth
Very thorough in the ideation of leaving the dark ages forever. Explained in detail how and why the middle class emerged from peasantry.Published on June 12, 2013 by Vernon Ward
If you are interested in understanding the historical underpinnings of modern philosophy and politics, then this seminal work is for you. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Craig Doner
Jonathan Israel is nothing short of substantive in his sweeping overview of the Enlightenment from Descartes to Rousseau. This book is absolutely massive and incredibly dense. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by David
This is one of those very important books that you never forget once you've read it. It really puts things very clearly into perspective and gives you an overview of history that... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Bunny
Let me say right upfront that I only read about a quarter of this book (on my Kindle, so pagination isn't always explicit.) Then I gave up. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Ken