Review article: The war against the Enlightenment

  title={Review article: The war against the Enlightenment},
  author={Graeme Garrard},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  pages={277 - 286}
  • G. Garrard
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Political Theory
In the last 40 years, scholarship on the 18th century has greatly refined the image and improved our understanding of the Enlightenment. The portrait that now dominates among serious scholars of the period is much more sophisticated, complex and accurate than the simple caricature that once prevailed, particularly among its opponents. For example, it is now widely acknowledged that the Enlightenment spoke with more than just a French accent. Its influence was felt, and adapted in significantly… 
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