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The Roads to Modernity

The British, French, and American Enlightenments

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Vintage .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • 18th Century World History,
  • Intellectual History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • General,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • History / General,
  • Enlightenment,
  • France,
  • Great Britain,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8364075M
    ISBN 101400077222
    ISBN 109781400077229


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