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Age of Enlightenment * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultur Age of Enlightenment * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultural movement of the modern world. Using reason as its core value, the Enlightenment believed that progress and the betterment of the human condition was inevitable. Inside you will read about… ✓ The Great Thinkers of the Enlightenment ✓ Engaging With Religion ✓ Morality in the Age of Enlightenment ✓ Society in the Age of Enlightenment ✓ Science and Political Economy ✓ The Enlightenment and the Public ✓ Print Culture and the Press Philosophies of the Enlightenment gave birth to the disciplines of political science, economic theory, sociology and anthropology, the disciplines that still form the basis of how we understand life in the 21st century. A bold attack on the Church, the State and the Monarchy, the Age of Enlightenment was a direct challenge to the status quo that sought freedom for all.


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Age of Enlightenment * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultur Age of Enlightenment * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultural movement of the modern world. Using reason as its core value, the Enlightenment believed that progress and the betterment of the human condition was inevitable. Inside you will read about… ✓ The Great Thinkers of the Enlightenment ✓ Engaging With Religion ✓ Morality in the Age of Enlightenment ✓ Society in the Age of Enlightenment ✓ Science and Political Economy ✓ The Enlightenment and the Public ✓ Print Culture and the Press Philosophies of the Enlightenment gave birth to the disciplines of political science, economic theory, sociology and anthropology, the disciplines that still form the basis of how we understand life in the 21st century. A bold attack on the Church, the State and the Monarchy, the Age of Enlightenment was a direct challenge to the status quo that sought freedom for all.

30 review for Age of Enlightenment: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Edwin Lowe

    An Excellent Well Written Refresher of the Most Critical Era in Human History!!! I selected this book to refresh my knowledge regarding the 17th and 18th Century's Age of Elightenment. The Enlightenment was arguably the single most important era in human history not only because of its influence on the development of the modern world, but also because as its impetus on the American Revolution and its philosophies that served as the blue print for the Declaration of Independence, as well as our Co An Excellent Well Written Refresher of the Most Critical Era in Human History!!! I selected this book to refresh my knowledge regarding the 17th and 18th Century's Age of Elightenment. The Enlightenment was arguably the single most important era in human history not only because of its influence on the development of the modern world, but also because as its impetus on the American Revolution and its philosophies that served as the blue print for the Declaration of Independence, as well as our Constitution. The Enlightenment was at its heart an attack on the Status Quo. Europe for nearly 1000 years was locked in a strangle hold of superstition, ignorance, and intolerence by a corrupt governing regieme of Church, Monarcy, and Aristocracy that controlled 98% of the wealth and land. Prior to the Enlightenment control of the masses was based on the notion that any idea or movement against any one of the ruling three was an attack on all three and would result in a swift and severly bloody reaction. However, in the wake of the Rennasance, and the over 100 years of bloddy warfare that accompanied the Christian Reformation there appeared in the early 17th Century an era of guarded tollerence that the Enlightenment thinkers and writters kick wide open. Enlightenment thought is based on the idea that all human beings share the same basic needs and as such should enjoy the same rights and privileges. Enlightenment philosophers believed that human reason, rationality, and benevolence would lead to the natural progression of society and the betterment of life on Earth. Intellectually, the Enlightenment gave birth to the disciplines of political science, economic theory, anthropology, sociology, and modern philosophy; those disciplines that we still use to attempt to understand life in the 21st century. While, as the aurhor points out, there were down sides to the Enlightenment most of them were derived as a result of either humans desiring to be free right now which led to the excesses of the French Revolution, or human greed, men taking advantage of their fellow man in order to acquire wealth, which led to colonization and even slavery. In spite of these downsides I remain a believer in the Enlightenment Ideals of freedom, liberty, equality for all, and representative government. I enjoyed this book very much! I encourage everyone to read this book, in order to reteach their memory regarding the rights and freedoms this country was founded upon. It is my heart felt wish that everyone in the world could read this book as a beginning to understanding what that rights of all human beings mean!!!! .

  2. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    “Sapere aude! ‘Have courage to use your own reason!’ That is the motto of enlightenment.” Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Europe has gone through different social, religious, political, and scientific phases of time, starting with the renaissance and reformation (14th to 17th century) and then continuing into the age of enlightenment (1680-1800). During this time, individuals were breaking away from the past and tradition and beginning to ask questions of topics that were forbidden a couple of centuries “Sapere aude! ‘Have courage to use your own reason!’ That is the motto of enlightenment.” Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Europe has gone through different social, religious, political, and scientific phases of time, starting with the renaissance and reformation (14th to 17th century) and then continuing into the age of enlightenment (1680-1800). During this time, individuals were breaking away from the past and tradition and beginning to ask questions of topics that were forbidden a couple of centuries earlier. New discoveries were made and new revolutionary ideas were being formed. Great thinkers, writers, and especially philosophers as John Locke (1632-1704), Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Charles Louis de Secondat (1689-1755), and Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) made a name for themselves and in a very personal way changed the world around them. A multitude of names that are familiar even today, as Voltaire, Rene Descartes (“I think, therefore I am.”), Christian Wolff, and Immanuel Kant served to change the way people thought and acted. These people combined to eventually spur the public into action. This resulted in the Revolutionary War in North America and later the French Revolution. I must confess that I enjoy reading about the results, but I find the path followed rather tedious. The world is made up of thinkers and doers and they are both necessary to incite change. I suppose I identify more with the latter than the former. This book offers a bird’s eye view of this period of change and can serve as an inspiration to delve further into this fascinating period.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ed Barton

    Great Brief Look at the Enlightenment One of the better in the Hourly History series. A good look at the Enlightenment and many of the major philosophies and philosophers. Covering Religion, economy, politics, feminism and philosophical development, the book provides a good overview of major items in a very quick and easy read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    I really enjoyed this book. Honestly I wish it was a little longer because I could keep on reading about the Englightenmen for ages. It was really interesting. This was such an important time in our history. Obviously we wouldn't be where we are now without it. Also, I really liked the quotes at the start of each chapter.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ashwin

    Yet anoth classic by hourly history. Great 👍👍👍 Great book on enlightment. Hourly history gives you very detailed yet concised interpretation of the topic researched. Here the author clearly mentions different philosophers who were responsible for the age of enlightment. Great going😊

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    Age of Enlightenment marked a watershed in the history of mankind. It transformed understanding of objective conditions. Hourly History brings forth how it all came about and what were the consequences of this enlightenment.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tom Sells

    Thinkers versus doers. Life and history produces doers and philosophers. At certain times it was acceptable to write your thoughts and continue to live. However other times produced similar thoughts not accepted by the power.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Clark

    Fascinating A quick look at The Age of Enlightenment by comparing the various writers of the time in England, France, Germany and Scotland speaks of their influence on religion, economics, science, politics and social reforms.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katja

    3 stars & 3/10 hearts. Obviously, I don’t agree with everything in here, but I was impressed. The book was well-written, well-researched, well-formatted, well-edited, & basically really well done. The only thing I disliked was that there was a strong anti-religion/anti-God feeling.  3 stars & 3/10 hearts. Obviously, I don’t agree with everything in here, but I was impressed. The book was well-written, well-researched, well-formatted, well-edited, & basically really well done. The only thing I disliked was that there was a strong anti-religion/anti-God feeling. 

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rosa Löfman

    Catherine II’s name was spelled ”Caroline II” for some reason. There was also a few spelling mistakes.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janet Cooke

    Wanting More I will decide that this is a good thing in the end. Right now it simply seems inadequate, I have to track down a bit more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rick

    Good introduction Introducing the subject with short informative chapters made further reading more beneficial. I would recommend this to anyone curious about this age.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    This is a perfect survey; it hits on many key ideas that made the Age of Enlightenment the age of enlightenment. It would be a great book even if it was limited to the quotes that head each chapter!

  14. 5 out of 5

    A gin and orange, a lemon squash, and a scotch and water, please!

    A great overview and nicely written too.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Igor

    Short, still provoking.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amit Acharya

    A quick primer on the enlightenment age in Europe. Great to refresh the historical facts.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    I've just found these quickie history books and they are delightful, bite-sized morsels of the basics of historical events and people.

  18. 5 out of 5

    CRG

    This audible book grasps in sixty minutes some of the relevant intellectual figures that helped the Enlightenment movement as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Descartes, Hegel, & others. This audible book grasps in sixty minutes some of the relevant intellectual figures that helped the Enlightenment movement as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Descartes, Hegel, & others.

  19. 4 out of 5

    mandy rowley

    Very interesting - makes you think about our current crisis with Coronavirus- will this lead to a major rethink on social structures and government policies?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Martin Carranza Torres

    Breve y bueno dos veces bueno Un vistazo rápido con información concreta y pertinente. Todos los colegios secundarios deberían utilizarlo. Para un repaso rápido de lo principal del tema, sin sesgos y sin dogmas.

  21. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    The age of slavery During this period we would see the French and American Revolutions and the expansion of colonialism and slavery for non-whites.

  22. 4 out of 5

    John Konkle

  23. 5 out of 5

    David Sajabi

  24. 5 out of 5

    Steven Binkerd

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shane Grier

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mutassem Sultan

  27. 4 out of 5

    robert keehn

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jason Korbus

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Deryngowska

  30. 4 out of 5

    zhaohao liao

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