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Let me start off by saying that I took way too long to finish reading this book (about 8 months) - reading other books in between and just taking multiple breaks from reading. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Igor Faynshteyn
If, as is probably the case with the vast majority of Americans in their 50s or younger, your high school "social studies" courses left you clueless about European history,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bengoshi
Gay presents an interpertation of the Enlightenment that is persuasive. He connects and then distinguishes the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the early English... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Clay Garner
The book steps the reader through the development of the Enlightenment thinkers themselves. In addition to learning about the development of thought during the 18th century, I... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gary
As other reviewers have said, Peter Gay's two volume survey of the origins and philosophy of the enlightenment is comprehensive. And very, very long! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Peter Green
Unremarkable and pandering to the pseudo-intellectual elitists to whom Mr. Gay receives his daily bread. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John L. Hammerstein
Peter Gay has marvelously constructed an honestly and openly biased account of one of the most accounted for periods in history, yet P. Gay's stands out above the rest. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Threepwood
The scope of Peter Gay's scholarship is rather mind blowing - appears he has read every text or book dealing with his subject from ancient Greece to the present day. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Eric C. Petersen
At age 90 - and still with us - we hope Peter Gay remains another sixty to seventy years so we might garner another half dozen books from him. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Brett Williams