The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment (Paperback)

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"Porter's [book] has been long in the making and has been worth waiting for."—Peter Gay, Times Literary Supplement


From the author of The Greatest Benefit to Mankind (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award) comes a "sumptuous and spicy volume" (Washington Post Book World) that highlights Britain's long-underestimated and pivotal role in disseminating the ideas and culture of the Enlightenment. In response to numerous histories centered on France and Germany, Roy Porter explains how the monumental transformation of thinking in Britain influenced worldwide developments. This "splendidly imaginative" work "propels the debate forward...and makes a valuable point" (New York Times Book Review).

About the Author


Roy Porter (1946—2002) was professor of the history of medicine at University College, London. His books include Blood and Guts, The Creation of the Modern World, Flesh in the Age of Reason, and The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393322682
ISBN-10: 0393322688
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 2001
Pages: 770
Language: English