The business of enlightenment : a publishing history of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800

  title={The business of enlightenment : a publishing history of the Encyclop{\'e}die, 1775-1800},
  author={Robert C. Darnton},
A great book about an even greater book is a rare event in publishing. Darnton's history of the "Encyclopedie" is such an occasion. The author explores some fascinating territory in the French genre of "histoire du livre," and at the same time he tracks the diffusion of Enlightenment ideas. He is concerned with the form of the thought of the great philosophes as it materialized into books and with the way books were made and distributed in the business of publishing. This is cultural history on… Expand
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  • E. Rose
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
  • 2020
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