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Introducing the Enlightenment is the essential guide to the giants of the Enlightenment—Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the leading thinkers of the age, the men and women who believed that rational endeavour could reveal the secrets of the universe....

Title : Introducing the Enlightenment: A Graphic Guide
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ISBN : 9781848311794
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Introducing the Enlightenment: A Graphic Guide Reviews

  • Books&coffee
    2019-03-21 08:35

    Ganz nett, ein Sachcomic ist es nun aber wirklich nicht, eher ein stark illustriertes Sachbuch. Wirklich schade ist, dass der Inhalt der Sprechblasen teils doch sehr holprig ist: "Ich bin.../ich mach..../ich habe...." die schönen Worte, die die liebevoll gezeichneten Personen von sich gegeben haben, sind meistens etwas zu lang unter den eigentlichen Bild zu finden. Schade auch, dass dieses Buch eine (philosophische) Personenübersicht ist, ein paar mehr Literaten hätten nicht geschadet. Werde mir zwar trotzdem mal ein oder zwei der naturwissenschaftlichen Ausgaben anschauen, finde diese hier aber doch recht enttäuschend - ein Bild pro Seite macht noch keinen Comic.

  • John Moorman
    2019-04-12 11:41

    All the information you are looking for is in this book, but presented in such a manner as to make one waste as much time piecing it together as you save by reading a 'concise' guide.The graphics are distracting and contribute to a very disjointed feel. The narrative flows from text to illustration, sometimes in the middle of a sentence, which makes it extremely difficult to follow.On top of this, the author moves from topic to topic without much rhyme or reason, and often will continue a train of thought after ten unrelated pages. I did learn a fair amount, but only after a lot of effort to track the different threads. I will not seek out other books from this series.

  • Katie
    2019-04-10 08:35

    Just incredibly useless.

  • Susanne
    2019-03-19 07:34

    Für mich war dieser "Comic" enttäuschend. Ich hatte eine Einführung in die Aufklärung in Form von Bildergeschichten erwartet. Es war jedoch weder eine Einführung noch ein Comic. Die Autoren widmen einem Thema, z.B. "Literatur der Aufklärung" jeweils 1-2 Seiten. Den größten Teil nimmt eine Abbildung ein, meist die Darstellung einer bedeutenden Persönlichkeit. Neben der Abbildung gibt es wenige erklärende Sätze und/oder Zitate. Obwohl der Comic den Eindruck macht, als ob die einzelnen Themen unabhängig nebeneinander stehen und in beliebiger Reihenfolge gelesen werden könnten (als eine Art bebildetes Handbuch), bleiben die meisten Kapitel ohne Vorwissen unverständlich. Darum frage ich mich, an welche Zielgruppe sich das Heft eigentlich wendet. Für Anfänger ist es zu schwer verständlich, für Fortgeschrittene bietet es nichts Neues oder Interessantes.

  • NJ Wong
    2019-03-19 12:25

    At first, I thought that a graphical guide would be a great way of learning about the Enlightenment. However, in the end, I found the graphics to be quite distracting, and perhaps a slightly more textual work would be my cup of tea.I must admit I garnered quite a lot of interesting factoids about this moment of European history from this short book. Another book, or maybe Google or Wikipedia, is necessary to learn more about tiny trivia that are depicted graphically, but not explained further in this short book. Reading this graphical work make me realised this form of graphical books are best suited for e-book readers, with the capability to hyperlink pictorial concepts to encyclopedic articles on the web for followup. When read on its own, it stirs up so many questions which could not be answered in such a tiny volume. (Too many facts, but not enough exposition.)

  • Daniel Gormly
    2019-03-21 12:28

    Places 18th century philosophical bigdogs Voltaire, Rousseau, Smith, Kant, Hume, Montesquieue et. al in a transparent historical context. Characterises entertainingly the milieu among the philosophes of the enlightenment through personal anecdotes & letters while taking the time to examine both the immediate reactions and broader implications of the ideas they disseminated across Europe, including the importance & veneration of Rousseau in the French Revolution and the importance of enlightenment principles in the inception of the United States. Sprawling a century and filled with pictures, it functions well as a starting point for deeper examination or as a means to tie otherwise disparate narratives of familiar figures together.

  • Ali
    2019-04-06 14:31

    كتيب رائع جداً كمقدمة لعصر الأنوار الأوروبي. تعلمت من خلاله الكثير عن عصر كان سببا رئيسيا لما أوروبا و أميركا عليه الآن. ممتعةهي القراءة عن مركز التنوير الأوروبي باريس الممثلة بـ فولتير الأديب الرائع و المتحمس للحرية، مونتسيكو و فلسفته السياسية الحديثة و التي أثرت على تشكيل الدستور الأميركي، الرومانسي الحالم جان جاك روسو و مقته للمدنية. أيضا تأثير نيوتن العظيم (هذا المعجزة حقيقة سبق زمانه) و لو أن الكتاب لا يتحدث إلا بشكل بسيط عنه لأنه ينتمي أكثر لعصر ما قبل الأنوار (القرن السابع عشر). يلمس الكتاب قليلا على فلسفة العبقري عمانويل كانط، و الاسكتلندي التجريبي العتيد ديفيد هيوم و رفيقه الاقتصادي آدم سميث. كما يغطي التطورات التي شهدها القرن الثامن عشر من خلال منظورات و جوانب مختلفة.

  • Icon Books
    2019-03-24 12:32

    "Introducing The Enlightenment" is the essential guide to the giants of the Enlightenment - Voltaire, Diderot, Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. The Enlightenment of the 18th century was a crucial time in human history - a vast moral, scientific and political movement, the work of intellectuals across Europe and the New World, who began to free themselves from despotism, bigotry and superstition and tried to change the world. "Introducing The Enlightenment" is a clear and accessible introduction to the leading thinkers of the age, the men and women who believed that rational endeavour could reveal the secrets of the universe.

  • Steve Garner
    2019-03-28 14:28

    Quick romp through the main issues of the Enlightenment. Mostly pretty good but I didn't think the illustrations added much (maybe I'm not a visual learner).Rousseau is given a good section, which is appropriate as he begins the process of the Enlightenment eating itself.Only gaps I could think of is that painting is not well covered and architecture not at all, which is a shame as it would give some great illustrations of the importance of reason and order- but I expect we can't have anything in so slim a volume.Recommended as a first book, but go onto Norman Hampson afterwards.

  • Jason
    2019-04-16 10:28

    We can get on friendly terms with the Enlightenment. Radical postmodern reflections lead us back to the Enlightenment, in which we can recognize the very foundations of our way of understanding the world. Like ours, it was an age when certainties and long-standing stability dissolved. We need its example, just as the Enlightenment thinkers needed the example of their beloved Romans, Cicero and Seneca. (p. 173)

  • Kahraman KURT
    2019-03-24 15:35

    Kitaptan iki alıntı; "Aydınlanma, insanın kendisine dayattığı toyluktan kurtulmasıdır. Toyluk burada insanın kendi zekasını başkasının yönlendirmesi olmaksızın kullanamaması anlamındadır." ,,, "...Fakat yüksek aydınlanma'nın en kilit figürleri radikaller değil, reformculardır. Gücü elinde tutanlara fikirlerini belirtmek onlar için doğal bir şeydir."

  • Matthew
    2019-03-22 09:34

    This documentary comic book is a great introduction to the Enlightenment from the Introducing series. The book clearly explains the origins of the Enlightenment as well as the different manifestations of it and its culmination in the French Revolution. Well worth reading.

  • Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
    2019-03-28 13:47

    Whew, just finished another one of these graphic guides!! fun fun fun! the content was interesting; gives snippets of things to investigate further. I do appreciate that.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-04-10 09:42

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  • Sajjad Shirazy
    2019-04-08 11:26

    قدم اول : روشنگریانشارات شیرازه

  • Yorkshiresoul
    2019-03-29 07:28

    This was a great read, it presents the subject in a clear and simple, but not overly simplified, manner.

  • Dave Powell
    2019-04-14 12:26

    Definitely an area i want to read more about and this short introduction has definitely stoked my curiosity.

  • Jeremy
    2019-04-19 15:35

    An age after my own heart.Quick read, but certainly not simple.Sapere aude!

  • Brice
    2019-03-27 10:48

    A good summary of the events of the Enlightenment Period.

  • Alastair Kemp
    2019-04-19 11:23

    Pretty good round up, not enough on Kant though, like the nod to Habermas and Foucault at the end