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Introduction The Enlightenment—Questions of Geography

in Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book is about understanding the Enlightenment—or to use one parallel term among many, the Age of Reason—geographically. It is, in several senses, an argument about and extended review of the ... More


Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Charles W. J. Withers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Enlightenment was the age in which the world became modern, challenging tradition in favor of reason, freedom, and critical inquiry. While many aspects of the Enlightenment have been rigorously ... More


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