The Creation of the Modern World
The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment
By (author) Roy Porter
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Creation of the Modern World by Roy Porter
Book DescriptionFrom the author of The Greatest Benefit to Mankind (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award) comes a "sumptuous and spicy volume" (Washington Post Book World) that highlights Britain's long-underestimated and pivotal role in disseminating the ideas and culture of the Enlightenment. In response to numerous histories centered on France and Germany, Roy Porter explains how the monumental transformation of thinking in Britain influenced worldwide developments. This "splendidly imaginative" work "propels the debate forward...and makes a valuable point" (New York Times Book Review).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393322682
(234mm x 157mm x 35mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy Porter
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
History of Bethlem, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Roy Porter
Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as 'Bedlam', is a unique institution. Now 750 years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. This history re-evaluates its importance.
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Author Biography - Roy Porter
The late Roy Porter was professor of the history of medicine at University College, London. His books include The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.
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