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The Enlightenment: Home

Learn about the Eurpoean intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries that stressed reason and individualism over tradition

All of these resources can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link below.

Click on any link below to run a search in the online catalog, for all books and other materials on that subject in, or accessible through, the Gumberg Library.

On the Enlightenment and 18th Century Philosophy

On Specific Topics

"The Smile of Reason," Episode 10 of Civilisation (BBC)

Written and Presented by Sir Kenneth Clark

Listen to episodes of this excellent BBC Radio 4 program, In Our Time

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If at any time you need help with using Gumberg Library resources, please contact Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, via email or by phone at 412-426-5430, 8:30 am-4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday. If he is not available, Ask Gumberg