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Dare to Know! The Ideas of the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment or "Age of Reason" brought a wealth of new ideas to the Western World. Questions about the validity of power, authority, and religion grew, and modern science came into its own.

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    The Age of Enlightenment: Enlightened Despots in the Absolutist Era

    The Age of Enlightenment: Enlightened Despots in the Absolutist Era

    Enlightened despots sought to embody the Platonic ideal of the philosopher-king. These rulers were highly educated and romanticized liberal theory. …

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