A movement which spread across Europe throughout the 18th Century, it is difficult to place the Enlightenment within a chronological time-frame. France in particular played a crucial part in contributing to its intellectual, cultural and scientific momentum. The French Revolution is often considered as the ’daughter of the Enlightenment’. Could it also represent its decline? Casting light upon the society of the Enlightenment will allow us to answer this question.
Talk in French by Patrick Landri.
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Picture: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier et son épouse by Jacques-Louis David (1788), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York