History / History -European & World . / The Age of Reason by Harold Nicolson Harold Nicolson Constable & Co, London, 1961 reprint of the 1960 first publication: blue hardcover with silver lettering to spine: approximately 6 x 9.5 inches  tall: 424 pages including index: 16 black and white illustrations. Synopsis: A scholarly and detailed examination of reasoning and historical backgrounds of the notable rationalists and intellectuals of the 18th-century ; introduced by the author's statement 'I should wish the subtitle of this book to be 'a study of the mutability of ideas and the variety of human temperament'. Contents:  Chapter 1: Courtly Standards: Saint- Simon 1675  1755.  Chapter 2: Rationalism: Pierre  Bayle, 1647  1706. Chapter 3: Setting Sun: Louis XIV, 1700  1715. Chapter 4: The Emergence of Muscovy: Peter the Great, 1672  1725. Chapter 5: Scepticism: Voltaire, 1694  1778. Chapter 6: Philosopher King: Frederick The Great, 1712  1786. Chapter 7: Semiramis: Catherine The Great, 1729  1796. Chapter 8: Complacency: Joseph Addison, 1672  1719. Chapter 9: Savage Pessimism: Jonathan Swift 1667  1745. Chapter 10:Thirteen Colonies: 1492  1783. Chapter 11: The Simple Man: Franklin, 1706  1790. Chapter 12: The Salons: 1660  1789. Chapter 13: Dillettante, Horace Walpole, 1717  1797. Chapter 14: Free Thought: The Encyclopedie, 1751  1772. Chapter 15: Disintegration: Louis XV, 1715  1774. Chapter 16: Gullibility: Cagliostro, 1743  1795. Chapter 17: Solid Sense: Samuel Johnson, 1709  1784. Chapter 18:Sturm Und Drang: 1770  1778. Chapter 19: Rights of Man: Tom Paine, 1737  1809. Chapter 20: Religious Revival: John Westley, 1703  1791. Chapter 21: Sensibility: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712  1778. Appendix: list of books used and quoted. Index of proper names. Condition: no dust jacket: very clean and good overall. used books
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  • Book Title: The Age of Reason
  • Author: Harold Nicolson
  • ISBN: MWOO55595
  • Publisher: Constable
  • Year Published: 1961
  • Our Normal Price: £44.00 GBP ($56.76 USD)
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  • Description: Constable & Co, London, 1961 reprint of the 1960 first publication: blue hardcover with silver lettering to spine: approximately 6 x 9.5 inches tall: 424 pages including index: 16 black and white illustrations. Synopsis: A scholarly and detailed examination of reasoning and historical backgrounds of the notable rationalists and intellectuals of the 18th-century ; introduced by the author's statement 'I should wish the subtitle of this book to be 'a study of the mutability of ideas and the variety of human temperament'. Contents: Chapter 1: Courtly Standards: Saint- Simon 1675 1755. Chapter 2: Rationalism: Pierre Bayle, 1647 1706. Chapter 3: Setting Sun: Louis XIV, 1700 1715. Chapter 4: The Emergence of Muscovy: Peter the Great, 1672 1725. Chapter 5: Scepticism: Voltaire, 1694 1778. Chapter 6: Philosopher King: Frederick The Great, 1712 1786. Chapter 7: Semiramis: Catherine The Great, 1729 1796. Chapter 8: Complacency: Joseph Addison, 1672 1719. Chapter 9: Savage Pessimism: Jonathan Swift 1667 1745. Chapter 10:Thirteen Colonies: 1492 1783. Chapter 11: The Simple Man: Franklin, 1706 1790. Chapter 12: The Salons: 1660 1789. Chapter 13: Dillettante, Horace Walpole, 1717 1797. Chapter 14: Free Thought: The Encyclopedie, 1751 1772. Chapter 15: Disintegration: Louis XV, 1715 1774. Chapter 16: Gullibility: Cagliostro, 1743 1795. Chapter 17: Solid Sense: Samuel Johnson, 1709 1784. Chapter 18:Sturm Und Drang: 1770 1778. Chapter 19: Rights of Man: Tom Paine, 1737 1809. Chapter 20: Religious Revival: John Westley, 1703 1791. Chapter 21: Sensibility: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712 1778. Appendix: list of books used and quoted. Index of proper names. Condition: no dust jacket: very clean and good overall.
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