Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity by Darrin M. McMahon

Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

byDarrin M. McMahon

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was amajor cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive,international, and thoroughly modern affair.

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Darrin M. McMahon is at New York University.
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Title:Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of ModernityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Darrin McMahon's study of the "culture wars" between the French philosophes and their enemies before, during, and after the French Revolution makes important contributions to our understanding of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and our contemporary situation....A richly texturedstudy."--H-Net