The Enlightenment

Author(s): 
Porter, Roy
ISBN: 
0333454146
Date published: 
January 1990
Paperback
Price: 
£6.99
Pages: 
107

'Entertaining, vigorous and accessible.' - Journal of Ecclesiastical History After having long been dismissed as a shallow irrelevance, the Enlightenment has now been rehabilitated as a major European movement in ideas and culture. Recent historical writing has shown how it was more than the airy philosophisings of a coterie of intellectuals - but rather a massive reorientation of thought, involving modernization, secularization and the application of science on a grand scale. These trends are surveyed and assessed in this book.