The Enlightenment

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The movement called the Enlightenment swept through 18th-century Europe, forever changing the political, religious, and educational landscape. Margaret Jacob has assembled selections by important figures of the period, including Locke, Rousseau, Mary Wortley Montagu, Denis Diderot, and Moses Mendelssohn. She covers the movement's lengthy evolution in a comprehensive introduction, which establishes the issues central to understanding the documents and provides important background on the political and social debates of the period. All documents are preceded by headnotes.