bullet 17c Enlightenment Thought 
bullet The Age of Enlightenment
bullet The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's Museums
bullet Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza (biography)
bullet The Bourbons:  A Genealogical Chart (France)
bullet The Continental Enlightenment:  Jean Jacques Rousseau
bullet Creating French Culture:  Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
bullet David Hume (biography)
bullet The Deist Document
bullet "Écrasez I'infâme!:  The Triumph of Science and the Heavenly City of the 18c philosophe" - from the Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History
bullet Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert
bullet The Encyclopèdie Project
bullet The Edict of Tolerance and the Jews
bullet Eighteenth Resources on the Net
bullet Europe and the Enlightenment:  The Philosophes
bullet French Deism
bullet The French Enlightenment
bullet The Hohenzollerns:  Genealogical Chart (Brandenburg/Prussia)
bullet The House of Habsburgs - Lorraine:  Genealogical Chart
bullet Immanuel Kant (biography)
bullet Jean Jacques Rousseau - the Rousseau Association
bullet John Locke (biography)
bullet John Locke:  The Philosopher of Freedom
bullet Key European & World Figures Born Between 1600-1797  (timeline)
bullet

Major Events in the World During 1650-1800  (timeline)

bullet Map-->"Science and the Enlightenment"
bullet "The New Intellectual Order--Man, Nature, and Society" - from the Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History
bullet NM's Creative Impulse:  The Development of Western Civilization - The Age of Enlightenment (mucho links)
bullet The Philosophes
bullet People of Ideas:  The Enlightenment
bullet Poetry, Literature, & Significant Literary Events During the Age of Reason:  1650--1800  (timeline)
bullet The Political Movers and Shakers of the Enlightenment
bullet "The Racism of the 18c Social Sciences"
bullet The Rebirth of Philosophy
bullet The Reforms of Maria Theresa and Joseph II
bullet René Descartes (biography)
bullet Rococo Style
bullet Salon Life
bullet Significant Building & Engineering Events of the Enlightenment Period:  1656-1799  (timeline)
bullet The Spanish Bourbons:  Genealogical Chart
bullet The Spanish Habsburgs:  Genealogical Chart 
bullet Thomas Hobbes (biography)
bullet Transportation Inventions & Events of the Enlightenment Period  (timeline)
bullet "The Vision of Human Progress:  Vico, Gibbon, and Condorcet" - from the Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History
bullet "Voltaire and Frederick the Great" - from Books and Characters, French and English by Lytton Strachey, 1915;  edited by Geoffrey Sauer
bullet "The Western Traditions" video series on line - The Annenburg Foundation
bullet "Who Was Voltaire?"

 

    
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Why Study History Through Primary Sources

bullet 1689:  "A Letter Concerning Toleration" - John Locke
bullet 1690:  "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" - John Locke 
bullet 1690:  Two Treatises on Government - John Locke (full text)
bullet 1693:  Some Thoughts on Education - John Locke
bullet early 18c:  A Short History of Methodism - John Wesley
bullet 1710:  A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge - George Berkeley
bullet 1719:  (On) the Education of Women - Daniel Defoe
bullet 1721:  The Persian Letters (No. 13) - Charles De Secondant Montesquieu
bullet 1730-1754:  Henry St. John - Viscount Bolingbroke, On Patriotism
bullet 1748:  An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume
bullet 1748:  The Spirit of Laws - Charles De Secondat Montesquieu
bullet 1751-1772:  Plates on dressmaking from Diderot and D’Alembert, Encyclopedie
bullet 1752:  A Discourse on the Origins of Inequality - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
bullet 1752:  Voltaire - Patrie
bullet 1754:  David Hume - Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth
bullet 1757:  The Natural History of Education - David Hume
bullet 1758:  An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume
bullet 1759:  Candide - Voltaire
bullet 1759:  A Letter on the Subject of Candide to the Journal Encyclopédique - Voltaire
bullet 1762:  The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Roussueau
bullet 1763:  A Treatise on Toleration - Voltaire
bullet 1764:  Essays on Crime and Punishment - Cesare Beccaria
bullet 1764:  The Philosophical Dictionary - Voltaire
bullet 1764:  "Religion" from A Philosophical Dictionary - Voltaire
bullet 1775:  John Wesley - Thoughts Upon Slavery
bullet 1775:  An Essay on Crimes and Punishment - Cesare Beccaria
bullet 1776:  Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson
bullet 1776-1788:  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbons
bullet 1776:  Joseph Priestly - The Discovery of Oxygen
bullet 1778:  Gotthold Ephriam Lessing - The Education of the Human Race
bullet 1778:  Mary Wollstonecraft's Early Views on Education
bullet 1778:  On Francis Bacon--from Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques - Voltaire
bullet 1778:  Voltaire's Letters on Sir Isaac Newton
bullet 1780:  Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation - Jeremy Bentham (full text)
bullet 1781:  The Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant  
bullet 1782:  The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
bullet 1783:  Benjamin Franklin - Experiments With Balloons
bullet 1784:  What is Enlightenment? - Immanuel Kant
bullet 1789:  Richard Price - Discourse on the Love of Country
bullet 1794:  On the Future Progress of the Human Mind - Marquis de Condocert
bullet late 18c:  Catherine the Great - Various Documents on Enlightenment and Government
bullet late 18c:  The Salon (excerpts from several observers of the period on the women)
bullet late 18c:  Thomas Paine - Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion