1st Edition

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Edited By Michel Delon Copyright 2002
    1512 Pages
    by Routledge

    This acclaimed translation of Michel Delon's Dictionnaire Europen des Lumires contains more than 350 signed entries covering the art, economics, science, history, philosophy, and religion of the Enlightenment. Delon's team of more than 200 experts from around the world offers a unique perspective on the period, providing offering not only factual information but also critical opinions that give the reader a deeper level of understanding. An international team of translators, editors, and advisers, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture, has brought this collection of scholarship to the English-speaking world for the first time.

    Preface to the French Edition, Preface to the English Edition, Note on Usage and Style, Contributors, Translators, Translation Reviewers, Copy Editors, Acknowledgments, General Bibliography, List of Entries, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, A–L, Index


    Michel Delon is a distinguished specialist of the Enlightenment. He is currently Professor at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and is a regular contributor to the Magazine Littéraire and the Revue Europe. He is the author or editor of numerous titles in French.

    "This encyclopedia brings an important perspective to the growing array of reference works on the Enlightenment." -- Choice
    "This attractively designed and well-formatted encyclopedia...is a major contribution to reference literature...it will provide useful and thought-provoking material for students and researchers for years to come." -- Library Journal