The Age of Genius
The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern MindBook - 2016 | First U.S. edition
"Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature; the rise of the individual as a general and not merely an aristocratic type; and the invention and application of instruments and measurement in the study of the natural world"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 940.252 GRAYLING
Characteristics: x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 25 cm