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Review of ‘Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely’

BookPage starred review, January 2019

The ambitious effort to publish the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia was completed in the late 18th century with the Encyclopédie, which clocked in at 35 volumes. Its creators sought, in the midst of severe censorship by the French government and much controversy, not only to educate but also to raise…

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