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"In this crisply written and remarkably wide-ranging and learned book, Dan Edelstein encourages us to rethink our conventional understanding of the Enlightenment and its origins. Teeming with intellectual vitality, this short book returns to readers a bounty of insight and creative thought." - J. B. Shank, author of The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment"

About the Author

Dan Edelstein is associate professor of French at Stanford University and author of The Terror of the Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution.

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Dan Edelstein is an associate professor of French and (by courtesy) History at Stanford University. For more information, visit his website:

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