The age of ideas : from reaction to revolution in eighteenth-century France.


New York : Holt, 1955.

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Subjects Civilization.
Dix-huitième siècle.
Eighteenth century.
France -- Civilisation.
France -- Civilization.
France.
Frankreich.
Description 474 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1955.
Notes Bibliography included in "Notes" (pages 411-445).
Contents part 1. Transition: How absolute government failed -- The critical spirit of Pierre Bayle -- Fénelon, critic of Louis XIV -- Fontenelle and the spirit of modern science -- part 2. Criticism, ferment, repression: The sorry reign of Louis the "well beloved" -- Montesquieu and the satirical "Persian letters" -- Montesquieu's question: Why did Rome fall? -- Montesquieu's "Spirit of laws" -- Montesquieu and America -- Voltaire and the bombshell of the "Philosophical letters" -- Voltaire the historian -- Taking counsel with Candide -- The philosopher of Ferney -- Rousseau and modern progress -- Rousseau and the problem of inequality -- Novelist, educator, and political theorist -- Rousseau and the "Confessions" -- Diderot the man -- Diderot and the "Encyclopedia" -- Diderot's criticism of drama and art -- Diderot, novelist and philosopher -- part 3. Explosion: Beaumarchais on the eve of the revolution -- Louis XVI pays the bill.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)401949
(OCoLC)ocm00401949
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Havens, George R. 1890-1977.
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