Being enlightened

I’m reading and enjoying Joel Mokyr’s forthcoming

(which I’ll be reviewing for another outlet). It’s another perspective on the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution than covered by his earlier books,
. The book is out in October.

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One of the things I’m enjoying is the range of references – from Frances Yates, whose

I devoured as an early modern history-crazy teenager to Sam Bowles’
. Speaking of the Enlightenment, the FT today has a glowing review of Anthony Gottlieb’s
. One to add to the wish list.

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