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"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas. A fresh, illuminating perspective on one of the pivotal figures of our time." ―J. Anthony Lukas "[This] remarkable biography… briskly traces the story of Freud's life and education, deftly weaving the familiar narrative with a style that makes it seem fresh and lively." ―Chicago Tribune
The eighteenth-century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age, when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world.
A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles.
First published in 1968, Weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career. A study of German culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy, and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power. Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the influence of its culture was profound and ...
The second volume of Peter Gay's in-depth study of the dawn of the modern world―the Age of Reason.
The first single-volume work to capture Freud's ideas as scientist, humanist, physician, and philosopher.