Key terms - Possible Key Terms Enlightened despotism = is a...

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Possible Key Terms Enlightened despotism = is a form of despotism in which rulers were influenced by the Enlightenment, a historical period. Enlightened monarchs embraced the principles of the Enlightenment, especially its emphasis upon rationality, and applied them to their territories. They tended to allow religious toleration, freedom of speech and the press, and the right to hold private property. Most fostered the arts, sciences, and education. Encyclopedie = The first 28 volumes were published between 1751 and 1766 and were edited by Diderot. Many of the most noted figures of the French enlightenment contributed to the work including Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesquieu. The writers of the encyclopedia saw it as a vehicle to covertly destroy superstitions( boş inanç) while overtly providing access to human knowledge. It was a quintessential summary of thought and belief of the Enlightenment. The Encyclopédie played an important role in the intellectual ferment leading to the French Revolution. Division of labor
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.

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Key terms - Possible Key Terms Enlightened despotism = is a...

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