The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

by Toney Allman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



What are the defining characteristics of the sprawling era known as the Middle Ages? What sets ancient Egypt apart from other ancient civilizations? And what is the legacy of the twentieth-century genocide known as the Holocaust? These are some of the ideas explored in Understanding World History, a series that surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601527400
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Understanding World History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Important Events of the Enlightenment 8

Introduction: The Defining Characteristics of the Enlightenment 10

Chapter 1 What Conditions Led to the Enlightenment? 15

Chapter 2 Enlightenment Philosophy and Religion 28

Chapter 3 Enlightenment Arts and Science 41

Chapter 4 Enlightenment Politics and Revolution 56

Chapter 5 What Is the Legacy of the Enlightenment? 70

Source Notes 83

Important People of the Enlightenment 87

For Further Research 90

Index 92

About the Author 96

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