Society of the Enlightenment


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This book is a comprehensive and engaging account of the society and culture of the German Enlightenment. Focusing on the social environment of ideas in Germany during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, van Dulmen chronicles the emergence and growth of the many different societies, clubs and associations of the Enlightenment - from language societies to the masonic lodges, from the reading circles to secret societies. Van Dulmen shows how these new forms of organization provided an important focal point for the ...

Society of the Enlightenment 1992, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745608150