Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the ...

Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity 2002, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195158939

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Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195136852

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