Das vernünftige Ungeheuer: Diderot, D'Alembert, De Jaucourt und die Große Enzyklopädie

Das vern nftige Ungeheuer Diderot D Alembert De Jaucourt und die Gro e Enzyklop die In a group of young men produced a book that aimed to tear the world apart and rebuild it sparking a movement that became known as the Enlightenment This book the Encyclopedie championed ration

  • Title: Das vernünftige Ungeheuer: Diderot, D'Alembert, De Jaucourt und die Große Enzyklopädie
  • Author: Philipp Blom
  • ISBN: 9783821845531
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1777, a group of young men produced a book that aimed to tear the world apart and rebuild it, sparking a movement that became known as the Enlightenment This book the Encyclopedie championed rationalism, free thinking, and secularism, and was so dangerous and subversive that it was banned by the Pope The writers included some of the greatest minds of the age De In 1777, a group of young men produced a book that aimed to tear the world apart and rebuild it, sparking a movement that became known as the Enlightenment This book the Encyclopedie championed rationalism, free thinking, and secularism, and was so dangerous and subversive that it was banned by the Pope The writers included some of the greatest minds of the age Denis Diderot, the editor who had come to Paris to become a Jesuit but found the joys of the city too enticing Jean d Alembert, one of the leading mathematicians of the eighteenth century Jean Jacques Rousseau, the father of Romanticism and Voltaire, the author of Candide who together conceived of a work that would demolish the social order dominated by the Crown and Church, a brave act at a time when heresy was punishable by death During the sixteen years it took to write, compile, and produce all twenty seven volumes, the writers had to defy authorities and face exile, jail, and censorship, as well as numerous internal falling outs and philosophical differences Encyclopedie s editors and contributors daily skirted danger based solely on their belief systems Compiling this collection made them the Encyclopedists, as they came to be called the most feared men in all of Versailles and the intellectual leaders of the French Revolution In Enlightening the World, novelist and historian Philipp Blom breathes new life into the sixteen year struggle to create the Encyclopedie, by portraying the men who wrote it, the powerful forces that tried to suppress it, and the tremendous impact it had on the world.

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    1. Fascinating and engrossing, this is not only informative about the vicissitudes surrounding the publication of that 'brilliant beacon, a turning-point in history', Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedia, but is also visually delightful. It is richly illustrated with etchings from the eighteenth century original, which demonstrate beautifully the care taken over every detail of; tradesmen's tools; production methods; arts; antiquities; natural phenomena; surgery; skills. It was truly an attempt to [...]

    2. Η ιστορία του μεγαλύτερου συγγραφικού άθλου, της εγκυκλοπαίδειας του Diderot, του D'Alembert, του Russeau και πολλών άλλων αφανών ή μη ηρώων, είναι το θέμα με το οποίο καταπιάστηκε με ιδιαίτερο μεράκι ο Bloom και κατάφερε να το δώσει με έναν ιδιαίτερα συναρπαστικό τρόπο. Καταφέρνει να δώσ [...]

    3. Una obra plena de detalles. Nos permite conocer a los personajes que forjaron la Enciclopedia y, sobre todo, podemos conocer el monstruo contra quien debieron luchar. La monarquía sostenida convenidamente por la Iglesia católica, produjo un sistema de gobierno que si bien reemplazo al mundo medieval, en lo social perfeccionó las taras de este, gestando un universo de iniquidades que se sostuvopor siglos sin afectaciones gracias a la Iglesia católica, la cual le otorgaba una aprobacion divina [...]

    4. The history of Diderots encyclopedia is fascinating. Living in France during the ancien regime, in a time long before the freedom of press, the encyclopedists worked on a project that should encompass all the world's knowledge, which should be accessible for everyone. Moreover, Diderot wanted to describe all arts and crafts in his Encyclopédie - a revolutionary goal in a time ruled by the clergy and noblemen (whose family trees and deeds would, to their frustration, hardly be mentioned in the d [...]

    5. Es un relato bien documentado, con un lenguaje equilibrado que escarba en el trasfondo de una de las grandes obras de la humanidad: Enciclopedié, la cual enfrentó desde los terrenos del pensamiento a los rezagos de las vetustas instituciones del medioevo europeo (Monarquía y la Iglesía).No es exagerado su subtítulo: “el triunfo de la razón en tiempos irracionales”. Los filósofos liderados por Diderot y D’alembert emprendieron una de las obras intelectuales más encomiables, cuyos er [...]

    6. The enyclopedia, its authors - the full story of one of the most important works of the enlightenment. Easy to read, fascinating and informative, too.

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