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Wicked Company

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Description for Wicked Company Paperback. Dazzling recreation of the world of radical free-thinkers in 18th-century France. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JF; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB; JFCX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 135 x 215 x 29. Weight in Grams: 356.
Dazzling recreation of the world of radical free-thinkers in 18th-century France From the 1750s to the 1770s, the Paris salon of Baron d'Holbach was an epicenter of debate, intellectual daring and revolutionary ideas, uniting around one table vivid personalities from Denis Diderot, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, the radical ex-priest Guillaume Raynal, the Italian Count Beccaria and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who later turned against his friends. It was a moment of astonishing racicalism in European thought, so uncompromising and bold that it was viciously opposed by rival philosophers such as Voltaire and the turncoat Rousseau, and finally suppressed by Robespierre ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Orion Publishing Co United Kingdom
Number of pages
384
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Weight
356g
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781780220109
SKU
V9781780220109
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-50

About Philipp Blom
Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg and trained as an historian in Vienna and Oxford. He is the author of TO HAVE AND TO HOLD a history of collectors and collecting and ENCYCLOPEDIA. He writes regularly for journals and newspapers in Europe and the United States. He lives in Vienna. Visit Philipp Blom's website at www.philipp-blom.eu.

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