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Rousseau and Revolution (1967)
de Will Durant, Ariel Durant
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63 CDs! 56 hours. Hints at Voltaire and Rousseau being influenced by Native Americans. Land enclosure in England and France in 1700s. Didn't know Spain and Norway came in on the side of the US in the American Revolution. And lots of powerful woman: Marie Theresa, Catherine the Great, the salons, etc. ( )
The authors did a wonderful job of weaving a story of the time together around prominent people and their works. The research, assembly, and quotations alone make the book worth it but I think readers need to be warned of the dated and incorrect summarizing/editorializing the authors include. Of Catherine the Great they say, "her vices were of her time, but her virtues were her own." This denies human agency in the horrors of the world and displaces responsibility to the ethereal construct of time.
TLDR: we need a decolonized and deimperialized edition of this book.
A masterly survey of European History and culture from the 1770's to the dawn of the French revolution. Perhaps showing too great an emphasis on philosophy, but if you only read one book on the period...
One must not forget that Durant won a Pulitzer Prize for this volume.
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A history of Europe during much of the eighteenth century that concentrates on the French Revolution and the beginnings of the Romantic movement.
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