Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment


Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes’ disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

Tags: Age of Reason, British Society, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Galileo Galilei, Candide