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Key idea: enlightenment, revolution, and nationalism: the enlightenment called into question traditional beliefs and inspired widespread political, economic, and social change this intellectual movement was used to challenge political authorities in europe and colonial rule in the americas. The eighteenth century: the age of enlightenment or age of reason the eighteenth century was a period of intellectual discovery and ferment in europe, with dissent (religious, political, and social) becoming more open, despite widespread censorship and the risks of punishment. History of europe - the enlightenment: the enlightenment was both a movement and a state of mind the term represents a phase in the intellectual history of europe, but it also serves to define programs of reform in which influential literati, inspired by a common faith in the possibility of a better world, outlined specific targets for criticism and proposals for action. The enlightenment was an age of unprecedented optimism in the potential of knowledge and reason to understand and change the world (see enlightenment) the movement flourished across western europe, especially in france and england. Miss holz's brief us history the age of enlightenment a period of intellectual exchange in europe during the 18 th century progress a desire for.
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