..". impressive and challenging reevaluation of the sixteenth-centuryorigins of the Enlightenment." -- Sixteenth Century Journal
n hisnew book, George Huppert introduces the reader to a group of talented young men, some of them teenagers, who were the talk of the town in Renaissance Paris. Theycalled themselves philosophes, they wrote poetry, they studied Greek and mathematics-- and they entertained subversive notions concerning religion and politics.Classically trained, they wrote, nevertheless, in French, so as to reach the widestpossible audience. These young radicals fostered a succession of disciples whoexpressed confidence in the eventual enlightenment of humankind and whose ideaswould bear fruit two centuries later.
About the Author :
George Huppert has contributed to The Style of Paris: Renaissance Origins of the French Enlightenment as an author.
Huppert is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
|Title:||The Style of Paris: Renaissance Origins of the French Enlightenment||Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|No. of Pages:||160|
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