The Creation of the Modern World

The Creation of the Modern World

The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

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Baker & Taylor
A groundbreaking history of the British Enlightenment retraces the innovations in representative government, industrialization, religious tolerance, and individualism that made the eighteenth century so important in the history of England, and the world.

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In response to the numerous histories crediting France and Germany, Porter (social history of medicine, Wellcome Institute for the History of Science) makes a case for Britain as the true home of modernity and font of the Enlightenment. By the 18th century, he points out, the country had representative government, religious tolerance, precocious industrialization, and pioneering individualism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A history of the Enlightenment retraces the innovations in representative government, industrialization, religious tolerance, and individualism that made the eighteenth century so important in the history of England, and the world.

Publisher: New York : Norton, 2000
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393048728
0393048721
9780393322682
0393322688
Branch Call Number: 940.253 PO
Characteristics: xxiv, 727 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Porter, Roy 1946- Enlightenment

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