The Age of Genius
The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern MindBook - 2016
"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: 940.2 GRAYLING
Characteristics: x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 25 cm