Sunday, 10 January 2010

Civilisation 10: The Smile of Reason: 4

In this part of "The Smile of Reason" Clarke returns the France, to boarders of Switzerland and to the subject of Voltaire. The 18th Century was "the heir to Renaissance humanism" (Clark, 1969 p.261). We do see in the late 18th Century the rise of revolutionary thought.

We then move to America where the ideas of Voltaire and others inspired a revolution.

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