Evening in the Palace of Reason Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

ISBN-10: 0007156618

ISBN-13: 9780007156610

Edition: N/A

Authors: James R. Gaines

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Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare. Their fleeting encounter in 1757 signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason. Set at the tipping point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.
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List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

James R. Gaines has been the editor of several magazines, including Time and People, and is also the author of Evening in the Palace of Reason. He lives with his family in Paris.

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