Enemies of the Enlightenment by Darrin M. McMahon
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Enemies of the Enlightenment
By Darrin M. McMahon

Enemies of the Enlightenment

The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

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Enemies of the Enlightenment by Darrin M. McMahon

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history-the Enlightenment-as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195158939
ISBN-10: 0195158938
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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