Enlightenment : Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century, Paperback

Enlightenment : Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century Paperback


The Enlightenment was a period of intense activity devoted to discovery and learning about the natural world, the past and other civilizations.

Classification, collecting and deciphering were all important stages on the way to understanding the world.

The King's Library was built to house the books donated from the royal libraries of King George II and King George III and they epitomize the interest in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in scholarship and study.

Aimed at the general reader and relevant to many academic disciplines, this book explores the ways people acquired new information, organized their ideas and reached their conclusions.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 270 illustrations, 245 in colour
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780714150208



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