Enemies of the Enlightenment

Enemies of the Enlightenment

The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

Book - 2001
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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 amajor 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 Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive,international, and thoroughly modern affair.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780195136852
0195136853
Branch Call Number: 944.04 McMahon
Characteristics: xii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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