9781400077229-1400077222-The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

ISBN-13: 9781400077229
ISBN-10: 1400077222
Edition: Vintage Books ed.
Author: Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781400077229
ISBN-10: 1400077222
Edition: Vintage Books ed.
Author: Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Himmelfarb, Gertrude wrote The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments comprising 304 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1400077222 and 9781400077229. Since then The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.12 or rent at the marketplace.

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In an elegant, eminently readable work, one of our most distinguished intellectual historians gives us a brilliant revisionist history. The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment–an extraordinary time bursting with new ideas about human nature, politics, society, and religion--from historians who have downgraded its importance and from scholars who have given preeminence to the Enlightenment in France over concurrent movements in England and America.

Contrasting the Enlightenments in the three nations, Himmelfarb demonstrates the primacy and wisdom of the British, exemplified in such thinkers as Adam Smith, David Hume, and Edmund Burke, as well as the unique and enduring contributions of the American Founders. It is their Enlightenments, she argues, that created a social ethic–humane, compassionate, and realistic–that still resonates strongly today, in America perhaps even more than in Europe.

The Roads to Modernity is a remarkable and illuminating contribution to the history of ideas.

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