Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Modern Scholar 2005
CS ISBN 1419337173 $87.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1419337165 $87.75 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $61.43
The Enlightenment marked the birth of the modern age. Serious scientific inquiry began in earnest, political philosophy took root, and intellectual discourse moved into the public sphere. Dr. James Schmidt's narration is thoughtful and reserved, allowing the forceful ideas to speak for themselves. The presentation is spare, without musical interludes or other embellishments, and the lectures are followed by questions from the otherwise quiet audience. This is a thoughtful and lucid survey of a momentous time in human history. An accompanying pamphlet summarizes the lectures, and provides illustrations and additional readings. This sturdily bound collection delivers on its promise of college-level material. J.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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