Wicked Company The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment
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Description: The flourishing of radical philosophy in Baron Thierry Holbach’s Paris salon from the 1750s to the 1770s stands as a seminal event in Western history. Holbach’s house was an international epicenter of revolutionary ideas and intellectual daring, bringing together such original minds as Denis Diderot, Laurence Sterne, David Hume, Adam Smith, Ferdinando Galiani, Horace Walpole, Benjamin Franklin, Guillaume Raynal, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.InA Wicked Company, acclaimed historian Philipp Blom retraces the fortunes of this exceptional group of friends. All brilliant minds, full of wit, courage, and insight, their thinking created a different and radical French Enlightenment based on atheism, passion, reason, and truly humanist thinking. A startlingly relevant work of narrative history,A Wicked Companyforces us to confront with new eyes the foundational debates about modern society and its future.
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Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|Fathers and Sons|
|City of Lights|
|Encyclopï¿½die: Grand Ambitions|
|Chez M. Holbach|
|Only the Wicked Man Lives Alone|
|Le Bon David|
|A Natural Philosophy|
|Sheikhs of the Rue Royale|
|The Island of Love|
|Crime and Punishment|
|The Most Ungrateful Dogg in the World|
|Fame and Fate|
|The Empress and the Bean King|
|Sex in Paradise|
|Fifty Hired Priests|
|Epilogue: A Stolen Revolution|
|A Glossary of Protagonists|
|A Very Selective Bibliography|