The French Enlightenment and its Others

Author(s): 
Harvey, David Allen
ISBN: 
9781137002532
Date published: 
August 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This book explores the French Enlightenment's use of cross-cultural comparisons - particularly the figures of the Chinese mandarin and American and Polynesian savage - to praise of critique aspects of European society and to draw general conclusions regarding human nature, natural law, and the rise and decline of civilizations.