Summary: The latest volume in the Problems in European Civilization series, this reader is suitable for an upper-level course on the Enlightenment or as a supplementary reader in western civilization, early modern Europe, or modern European history courses. This text offers secondary-source essays organized around topics that range from defining the Enlightenment to determining the existence of a women's Enlightenment. It also offers critiques of the Enlightenment, recognizes ...show more its institutions and relationship to science, and studies the Philosophes.
This text's pedagogy--a hallmark of the Problems in European Civilization series--includes chapter introductions, timelines, illustrations, maps, and suggested readings. The text's new Editor's Preface to Students offers the tools required to understand this unique format.