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The Enlightenment

Dewey Number: 940.253

GENERAL SITES

The European Enlightenment - http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ENLIGHT/ENLIGHT.HTM
This Web site is designed as a learning module in the form of a "research textbook." The module provides more information and in more detail than the average freshman level world cultures/history/civilizations textbook. It is meant to be a resource for students to extract overall background but with enough detail so that students can approach sophisticated and creative assignments on the culture or history of American urban cultures.
The Age of Enlightenment - http://history-world.org/age_of_enlightenment.htm
A project by World History International explaining in general terms the meaning of the Enlightenment.
The Enlightenment - http://www.philosopher.org.uk/enl.htm
This Web page is on a site maintained by a former adult education teacher in Great Britain.
The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums - http://mistral.culture.fr/lumiere/documents/files/imaginary_exhibition.html
This exhibit of paintings of 18th century France, expresses the ideas and ideals of this very important era in French history. Includes links to historical background, a short genealogy, a description of the place of painting, and a indexes to the artists featured. Maintained by the Musees de France. Also in French.
Enlightenment (Internet Modern History Sourcebook) - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook10.html
This page from the Modern History Sourcebook provides links to primary source materials on the Enlightenment including many works by the authors in the list below.
Eighteenth Century Resources - http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/
"These pages cover all the significant and reliable Internet resources I've been able to discover that focus on the (very long) eighteenth century — let's say Milton to Keats. The collection includes information on literature, history, art, music, religion, economics, philosophy, and so on, from around the world, as well as the home pages of societies and people who work on eighteenth-century topics. The site is aimed especially at scholars and students; I've excluded many sites of interest only to fans, historical re-enactors, &c. As a rule, I've excluded commerical sites, breaking that rule only when there seemed to be genuinely useful information on a commercial page."
French Revolution Page on the Bessie Chin Library Site - http://rhsweb.org/library/french_rev.htm
This page provides links to information about the later Englighenment period.

PERSONALITIES OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Leonardo da Vinci
Leibniz, Gottfried
Locke, John
Montesquieu, Baron de
Newton, Sir Isaac
Paine, Thomas
Priestley, Joseph
Ptolemy
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Vesalius, Andreas (Flemish Andries Van Wesel)
Voltaire

Wollstonecraft, Mary