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A. Enlightenment as a European Movement (CT)

The German word Aufklärung is a metaphor [33] that has equivalents in most European languages: in English, 'Enlightenment' has become customary, in French, lumières, in Italian, illuminismo, in Spanish, ilustración, in Dutch, verlichting. However, only in France and Germany were the terms Aufklärung and lumières actually used …

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Landfester, Manfred (Gießen RWG), “Enlightenment”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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